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  ireland.com / Focus / The 1916 Rising
This Easter Rising is, depending on one's point of view, the founding act of a democratic Irish State, a historic act of treachery, a mandate for any unelected group to take up arms in the name of the Irish Republic, a supreme expression of unselfish idealism.
One's view of this Easter Rising is determined very largely by one's view on other subjects: on the Northern Ireland conflict, on nationalism and socialism, on the awkward relationship between the terrorist and the freedom fighter.
The leaders of the Rising may have begun with the notion of staging a real military revolt that would overthrow British rule, but by Easter Monday, when the hoped-for German aid had failed to materialise and a countermanding order had weakened their mobilisation, they knew that this was an impossibility.
www.ireland.com /focus/easterrising   (1533 words)

  
  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Rising, which was largely organised by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, lasted from Easter Monday April 24 to April 30, 1916.
The executed leaders of the Easter Rising are venerated in the Irish Republican tradition as martyrs and as founders of the Irish Republic.
Critics of the Rising such as Kevin Myers have pointed to the fact that the Rising is generally seen as having been doomed to military defeat from the outset, and to have been understood as such by at least some of its leaders.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Easter_Rising   (4290 words)

  
  Easter Rising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca) was a militarily unsuccessful rebellion staged in Ireland against British rule on Easter Monday in April 1916.
The executed leaders of the Easter Rising are venerated in the Irish Republican tradition as martyrs and as founders of the Irish Republic.
Critics of the Rising have pointed to the fact that the Rising is generally seen as having been doomed to military defeat from the outset, and to have been understood as such by at least some of its leaders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Easter_Rising   (2948 words)

  
 Easter Proclamation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Easter Proclamation, officially referred to as the Proclamation of the Republic, was a document read by Padraig Pearse at the start of the Easter Rising in Ireland in April 1916, in which a republican "Provisional Government" claimed the right to proclaim Irish independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Though the Rising proved a military disaster, the principles of the Proclamation to varying degrees influenced the thinking of later generations of Irish politicians.
A copy owned (and later signed as a memento) by Rising participant Sean T. O'Kelly was presented by O'Kelly, by then President of Ireland, to the Irish parliament buildings, Leinster House, where it is on permanent display in the main foyer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Easter_Proclamation   (1341 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Easter Rising -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Easter Rising marked the latest phase in attempts by militant republicans to seize control of Ireland and force independence from Britain.
The Rising marked a split between Republicanism[?] and mainstream Irish nationalism, which had hitherto accepted a promise of postwar autonomy under the British crown, enshrined in the Third Home Rule Act[?], which had been enacted in 1914, just before the start of World War One.
The Rising is generally seen as having been doomed to military defeat from the outset, and to have been understood as such by its leaders: critics have seen in it elements of a "blood sacrifice" in line with some of the romantically-inclined Pearse's writings.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/ea/Easter_Rising   (636 words)

  
 James Connolly and the Easter Rising
In particular the savagery of the British army, which shot all the leaders of the Rising in cold blood after a farcical drumhead trial, caused a wave of revulsion throughout all Ireland.
The Easter Rising was like a tocsin bell, the echoes of which rang throughout Europe.
In effect, it was the workers of the Irish Citizens Army who had led the Easter Rising, not the petit bourgeois Volunteers.
www.marxist.com /History/easter_rising401.html   (3404 words)

  
 Brian Gordon Sinclair - Easter Rising
Easter Rising ranks among the great dramas of the twentieth century and we are pleased to make it available to every student of Irish history and every lover of theatre throughout the world.
Incredibly, they were right, and out of the Easter Rising came a resurgence of the Irish nationalism which led ultimately to Irish Independence......the Irish Free State in 1922 and the Republic of Ireland in 1948.
Easter Rising is a one-actor show presented by a Guthrie Award-winning actor at the peak of his powers.
www.briangordonsinclair.com /easter.htm   (720 words)

  
 Easter Rising Information
Surviving officers of the rising (including Eamon de Valera, Cathal Brugha, and Michael Collins) went on to organise the Irish War of Independence from 1919-1921 which resulted in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and independence for 26 of Ireland's 32 counties.
The executed leaders of the Easter Rising are venerated in the Irish Republican tradition as martyrs and as founders of the Irish Republic.
Critics of the Rising have pointed to the fact that the Rising is generally seen as having been doomed to military defeat from the outset, and to have been understood as such by at least some of its leaders.
www.bookrags.com /Easter_Rising   (3620 words)

  
 1916 Easter Rising - Irish history in Ireland
Undoubtedly, one of the most important events to happen in Irish history was the 1916 Easter rising which seen men and woman of Ireland rebelling against British rule in Ireland in hope to create an independent Irish republic of all 32 counties.
On Easter Monday 24th April 1,000 Irish men and women from the Irish Citizen Army and Irish Volunteers marched into Dublin to attempt to overthrow the British from Dublin and announce the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
The 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland is probably the most important reason on why the Republic of Ireland exists today for it if had not have happened it is possible that all of Ireland would be still powered by Britain as Northern Ireland is today.
www.yourirish.com /1916-rising-history.htm   (703 words)

  
 Easter Rising 1916 Ireland
The passage of the National Service Act in January 1916 which threatened conscription in Ireland was one of the causes of the Easter Rising.
Some of the Irish Nationalists in America were said to have known of the intentions of the Easter rising a few weeks before it took place.
The Easter Rising planned by the Irish Republican Brotherhood was virtually confined to Dublin.
www.easter1916.net   (2205 words)

  
 EASTER 1916
At noon on the 24th of April 1916 the Easter Rising began- a defining moment in Irish History.
Produced by Isaac Eppel in 1926, the original release of Irish Destiny coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
The 1916 survivors medal was issued to all those surviving veterans of the 1916 Rising and the holders of the 1916 medal during the 50th anniversary celebrations in 1966.
www.sinnfeinbookshop.com /en-us/dept_101.html   (1316 words)

  
 Easter Rising - TheWildGeese.com
Easter Monday was one of the most critical days in the history of Ireland.
MacNeil tried his best to stop the rising, but on Easter Monday, a force of less than 1,700 rose in Dublin, with smaller forces taking the field in Wexford, Galway, and in north County Dublin, where Thomas Ashe's Volunteers captured four police barracks.
On Easter Monday, 1916, these "Kimmage Men," including Collins, were a major component of the headquarters detachment of the Army of the Irish Republic.
www.thewildgeese.com /pages/pearse.html   (3515 words)

  
 Socialist Standard April 2006 The easter Rising-90 years on. Page 6 and 7   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The excuse for originally cancelling the Commemoration was that the army was so overstretched on foreign UN peace-keeping duties that it couldn’t stage a march of a couple of hours’ duration in Dublin.
The fear was that the Provisional IRA might well be the political and military beneficiaries of a dramatic outburst of the patriotic emotion engendered by the establishment’s recognition of a Rising that had even less justification than the resuscitation of the IRA in 1970.
In the Rising of 90 years ago which the political agents of Irish capitalism are commemoratong this Easter, some 50 rebels were killed while more than four times that number of civilians died.
www.worldsocialism.org /spgb/apr06/page6.html   (764 words)

  
 Shopping | Easter rising
Easter has come early, but the attendant growth might as well be mid-April.
Easter and spring have stolen March, so next weekend will be the first chance for most of us to tackle the garden for a few unbroken days.
Whenever Easter falls, it is a good time to address the garden face on.
shopping.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4380495-110603,00.html   (1884 words)

  
 Easter Rising at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach Na Casca) was an unsuccessful rebellion staged in Ireland against British rule on Easter Monday in April 1916.
Shortly after the outbreak of World War I on August 4, 1914, the Supreme Council of the IRB met and, under the prevailing belief that “England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity”, decided to take action sometime before the conclusion of the war.
This was the battalion of the headquarters at the General Post Office, and included the President and Commander-in-Chief, Pearse, the commander of the Dublin division, Connolly, as well as Clarke, MacDermott, Plunkett, and a young captain named Michael Collins.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Easter_Rising.html   (1661 words)

  
  Brian Gordan Sinclair - Easter Rising (sinclair.wellsoc.org)
EASTER RISING presents a day by day account of one of Ireland's greatest historical events as told, for the first time, by Patrick Pearse himself.
EASTER RISING ranks among the great dramas of the twentieth century and we are pleased to make it available to every student of Irish history and every lover of theatre throughout the world.
Incredibly, they were right, and out of the Easter Rising came a resurgence of the Irish nationalism which led ultimately to Irish Independence......the Irish Free State in 1922 and the Republic of Ireland in 1948.
sinclair.wellsoc.org /EasterRising.htm   (639 words)

  
 Guide to Ireland: Irish History The 1916 Easter Rising   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Easter 1916 was set as the date with Connolly in total cooperation with the planners.
The signal for the commencement of the rising was supposed to have been quite spectacular.
They were confident that with only a limited supply of arms the rebels would not rise and on Easter Monday most were away enjoying a day out at the races.
www.irishtourist.com /general_information/history_of_ireland/1916_easter_rising.shtml   (3238 words)

  
 Troubled Ireland - Easter Rising   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Patrick Pearse (the key person in the Easter rising), chose Easter for its themes of sacrifice and resurrection, which would provide an emotional environment background for a rebellion in which the I.R.B. (and many others) would die a martyrs death.
The Easter Rising was to be planned in two parts.
At first it seemed the rising was a complete failure, the rebels were captured and branded as fools, being jeered at and laughed at by Dublin as they were marched away by the British who were cheered and given coffee and food as praise for getting rid of the rebels.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~erewhon1/ireland/easter.htm   (735 words)

  
 John MacLean, Socialism, and the Easter Rising - by Dr. James D. Young   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though Maclean distanced himself from the Easter Rising at his anti-war trial in 1916, he began to identify with Connolly's Republicanism at the beginning of 1919.
The point of departure in the development of a new revolutionary socialist tradition in Britain was the outcome of cumulative British repression in Ireland between Easter 1916 and early 1919, the growth of anti-colonial sentiments within the British Empire, and the impact of the Bolshevik revolution.
At the same time, Larkin published an uncompromising defence of the Easter Rising in which he stressed that: 'The Irish rebellion was brought to birth by men and women who had given service to the working class in all parts of the globe.
srsm.port5.com /scotradhist/macsoceaster.html   (4880 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Easter Rising   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Easter Rising, armed uprising of Irish nationalists against the rule of Britain in Ireland.
The uprising began on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, and...
The Easter Rising was originally intended to be an Ireland-wide rebellion against British rule, but a number of mishaps, including the arrest of...
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 1916 Easter Rising   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Easter Rising was a complete failure, which left large parts of Dublin in ruins; yet without it Ireland might never have been free of English rule.
She fought as an officer of the Citizen Army throughout the Easter Rising for she was not only a patriot but a socialist.
He was to bring the weapons for the Easter Rising that the IRB had agreed on.
www.users.bigpond.com /kirwilli/1916   (4875 words)

  
 Holidayhound - Dublin, 1916 Easter Rising; Irish history, Easter Monday, Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It garnered little respect for the leaders due to the massive destruction caused to the streets of Dublin, and even as the proclamation of the Republic was announced by Pádraig Pearse the natives of the capital scuttled past with an air of bemused indifference.
The brutality with which they were treated achieved something Pearse's proclamations and the rising itself could not though; it garnered support from the everyday men and women of the capital, and heightened the awareness of the rest of the country as to the situation.
The GPO still bears the scars, but nowadays they are viewed with pride as a reminder of the tenacity of those who were willing to sacrifice so much in the face of defeat for their ideals to leave a different Ireland to their children.
www.holidayhound.com /editorials/t1dpeasadvise.htm   (855 words)

  
 Easter 1916
An Irish Nationalist uprising had been planned for Easter Sunday 1916, and although the German ship that was bringing munitions had been intercepted by the British, attempts to postpone the uprising failed; it began in Dublin on Easter Monday..Fifteen hundred men seized key points and an Irish republic was proclaimed from the General Post Office.
So in the end, "Easter 1916" is a very serious meditation about the ambiguities of history, but it gets to that end by being something much more modest: a poem about a man changing his mind.
The Easter Rising of 1916 had virtually no chance of immediately freeing Ireland from British rule, but it was a powerful symbolic gesture, and the subsequent execution of its leaders quickly turned them into martyrs for the cause of Irish nationalism.
www.wwnorton.com /college/english/nap/Easter_1916_Yeats.htm   (942 words)

  
 Exhibit Highlights - Boston College
From the Easter Rising to the Rise of the Irish Republic: Thomas and Kathleen Clarke and their Era
The exhibit continues with discussions of the Land War, the Easter Rising, the Anglo-Irish War, Irish Civil War, and the formal declaration of the Irish Republic, which was made official by the Republic of Ireland Act in 1949.
He was executed for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916.
www.bc.edu /libraries/centers/burns/exhibits/highlights/s-easterrisingexhib   (372 words)

  
 ::The Easter Uprising::
The Easter Uprising of 1916 was a pivotal event in Ireland's recent history.
Before the Easter Uprising, few in Ireland were overt supporters of the rebels.
On the morning of Easter Monday, about 1,250 people started a rebellion that Patrick Pearse had labelled an all-but suicidal mission.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /easter_uprising.htm   (1446 words)

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