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On This Day – 29 April 1916 – Patrick Pearse agrees to unconditional surrender

With Elizabeth O’Farrell obscured                         Minus Elizabeth O’Farrell entirely

It was never going to be much more than a futile gesture to begin with, but few of those in the know, who gathered in Dublin on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916 for Irish Volunteer manoueuvers, would have expected the rebellion they had planned to last as long as a week. 572 more words

Walking Through History -A perspective on the Rising’s Aftermath and Executions

In the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Rising Brigadier-General W.H.M. Lowe, commander of the British troops in Dublin during the Rising, handed control over to General John Maxwell. 471 more words


Walking Through History - A perspective on the 1916 rising

The 1916 Rising or the Easter Rising was an armed insurrection that took place in Dublin, Galway, Wexford, and Meath but it happened mainly in Dublin. 308 more words


100 years on to the minute and the yard

It’s strange how things work out. I found myself today at noon under the portico of the GPO in Dublin, by my calculation within a couple of feet of where Patrick Pearse first read the Proclamation of Independence 100 years ago today. 873 more words


Writers and the Easter Rising

One hundred years ago today in Dublin, an Irish writer named Patrick Pearse stood on the steps of the General Post Office and read aloud the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on behalf of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, while revolutionary groups like the IRB and the women’s nationalist organization Cumann na mBan occupied Dublin and other locations in Ireland. 558 more words


Patrick Pearse 16 Lives (2016), Dr Ruán O'Donnell, O'Brien Press

Congratulations to Dr Ruan O’Donnell (Dept of History), whose biography of Patrick Pearse was launched by O’Brien Press in the GPO, Dublin, on 29 February 2016. 169 more words


Nationalists As Real Men

Why feminism and socialism have been systematically frustrated in their efforts to influence the national movement.

– This article originally appeared in The Village, April 2016… 917 more words