Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Easter, 1916 William Butler Yeats I HAVE met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a […]

The text of the Easter Proclamation Poblacht na h Éireann The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic To the people of Ireland. IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes […]

On Easter Monday 1916, Irish rebels took control of the General Post Office, the Four Courts, Jacob’s Factory, Boland’s Bakery, the South Dublin Union, St. Stephen’s Green and later the College of Surgeons. The General Post Office became the headquarters of the uprising. When the uprising was suppressed, 450 killed, 2,614 injured, and 9 were […]