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The leaders of the rebellion that were executed. Pictured are (from left to right): P.H Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, William Pearse, Michael O' Hanrahan, John MacBride, Eamonnn Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, Sean MacDermott, James Connolly, Thomas Kent and Roger Casement. Source: Tim Pat Coogan, 1916: The Easter Rising (London, 2001), p. 72.

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The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of 1916. The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resulting in a protracted insurgency and eventual Irish independence in 1922.

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100 Years After the Easter Rising - How Ireland Commemorates 1916

A short guide to the official and alternative celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary in Ireland.

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Ireland Centenary 1916 Easter Rising. On this day, Easter Monday, 100 years ago, marked the start of the 1916 Easter Rising. It lasted from Easter Monday to Saturday. This event would stir the people to seek for full independence instead of Home Rule in Ireland.

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Not totally clear on all the details of the 1916 Easter Rising? In honor of the upcoming centenary, here’s an infographic to help.

Not totally clear on all the details of the 1916 Easter Rising? In honor of the upcoming centenary, here’s an infographic to help.

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Before and after the Rising - footage of Dublin in 1915 and 1916 “Ruins of bombed & burned buildings” depicted in historic newsreels.

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