The Diaspora Commemorates 1916: United States

How the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated throughout the U.S. ℘℘℘ NEW YORK CITY Senator Chuck Schumer launches the New York Rising commemorations in January. (Photo: James Higgins) Of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, five traveled to New York to seek assistance from the long-established republican Irish American community there, including Tom Clarke, who...

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The Diaspora Commemorates 1916: International Events

How the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated throughout the world. ℘℘℘  CANADA Briona Nic Dhiarmada delivers a lecture at Concordia University. What Ireland’s Ambassador to Canada Ray Bassett had in mind when he outlined 1916 Easter Rising commemorations in 2016 was sea-to-sea participation. And that’s what unfolded, scores of examples playing out from Halifax to...

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Ireland Remembers 1916:
The Dublin Centerpiece

“Let us revive the best of the promise of 1916, so that those coming generations might experience freedom in the full sense of the term – freedom from poverty, freedom from violence and insecurity, and freedom from fear.” – President Michael D. Higgins On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, nearly 4,000 members of the Irish Defense Forces, emergency service workers, and veterans (including...

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Ireland Remembers 1916:
Beyond the Pale

The main Easter commemorations were in Dublin where most of the action happened on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, but the Rising left deep scars on those beyond the Pale of Dublin. There were hundreds of commemorations in small towns, and villages, across Ireland, in Donegal, Longford, and Tipperary, and cities such as Cork and Belfast. ℘℘℘ BELFAST (Photo: Michael Cooper) Culture Minister...

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First Word: How Looking Back Has Helped us Face Forward

As you will see when you turn the pages, we couldn’t stop with the photographs in this commemorative issue. From North America to Argentina, Australia to Ireland, and places in between, we bring you pictures of school children and senior citizens, native Irish and the descendants of Irish immigrants in far off lands, paying tribute to the men and women who fought so bravely in Ireland’s bid...

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