1916 Easter Rising 100th Anniversary
2016 marks the centenary of The Easter Rising. This uprising was one of the defining moments of the struggle for Irish independence which began on Easter Monday 1916 with the reading of the proclamation, Poblacht na h-Eireann by Pádraig Pearse. After days of fighting on Dublin city streets, there were approximately 300 civilians casualites and the executions of sixteen rebel leaders.
Did you know these 50 facts about the Easter Rising?
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