How the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated throughout the U.S. ℘℘℘ NEW YORK CITY 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 became an American citizen in Brooklyn in 1883, and JohnRead more..
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How the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated throughout the world. ℘℘℘ CANADA 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 Vancouver. He said, “the commemoration of 1916Read more..
“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 IrishRead more..
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 andRead more..
A look at the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations in Dublin through the lens of Cliff Carlson. ℘℘℘ I’m glad I did it. I’m half Swedish, I have no connection with the Easter Rising that I know of, and don’t know how much Irish I have in me. But whatever the amount, my blood ran aRead more..
Last year, Captain Peter Kelleher read the Proclamation in front of Dublin’s General Post Office, just as Pádraig Pearse had done April 24, 1916, and the ensuing photographs became the face of Ireland’s commemorations around the world. ℘℘℘ On the morning of March 27th, 2016, Captain Peter Kelleher, of the 27th Infantry Battalion of theRead more..
On Sunday March 27, 2016, with other representatives of the Irish diaspora, I attended a remarkable ceremony at the General Post Office in Dublin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Both the GPO, the headquarters of the Rising, and O’Connell Street, the center of the city, had lain in ruins aRead more..
How the 1916 commemorations helped people connect on a personal level. “Everything is repeated, in a circle. History is a master because it teaches us that it doesn’t exist. It’s the permutations that matter.” – Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum ℘℘℘ We have had much to celebrate this year. Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising hadRead more..
The first issue of The Weekly Irish Times published following the Easter Rising has been digitized for free by Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. The issue, covering the weeks of April 29, May 6, and May 13, calls the Rising “The Darkest Week in the History of Dublin.” A subheading on page oneRead more..
This week the Government of Ireland as well as NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House Center for Irish and Irish American Studies will be putting on a number of events in New York City to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and to highlight the American dimensions of this historic event. The events kicked offRead more..