Archive for April, 1916

April 29, 1916

Ireland’s Easter Rising came to an end on this day in 1916. After five days of rebellion, the Irish leaders occupying Dublin’s GPO were encircled by the larger British forces, but managed to flee to new headquarters nearby at 16 Moore Street. James Connolly, who had initially been in command, passed the leadership role toRead more..

April 26, 1916

On this day in 1916, Irish patriot, journalist, suffragist, and vegetarian Francis Sheehy-Skeffington was murdered by British forces. Skeffington was a supporter of the Women’s Social and Political Union which lobbied for women’s rights in Britain, and adopted his wife, Hanna‚Äôs, surname (Sheehy) as part of his own. Hanna was a teacher and the primaryRead more..

April 24, 1916

The Easter Rising of 1916 began early in the morning of Monday, April 24 as close to 1,200 people – a combination of the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen Army – took over key points throughout Dublin, including the General Post Office (GPO), the headquarters of the uprising; the Four Courts, Dublin City Hall, St.Read more..