From the Archives: Special Easter Rising 75th Anniversary Commemorative Issue

The April 1991 Easter Rising 75th Anniversary Issue of Irish America is now online.

By Irish America Staff
January 8, 2016

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, Irish America has digitized its 75th anniversary Rising issue. Featuring an exclusive interview with Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, the issue is both a historical look at the Rising and presages what was to transpire with the Peace Process throughout the 1990s.

In his interview with Patricia Harty, Adams discusses the need for all-party talks, a political solution, and Irish American involvement to aid in the cessation of violence in the North.

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The issue also features interviews with Seamus Heaney and Maeve Binchy, looks at the tragedy of Canada’s Grosse Ile where hundreds of Famine immigrants died in 1847, the Irish romances of 1916, and special coverage of how the Rising shaped contemporary Ireland.

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To view the whole issue, click here. ♦

2 Responses to “From the Archives: Special Easter Rising 75th Anniversary Commemorative Issue”

  1. David Wall says:

    How can I purchase one copy of the Easter Rising Commemorative Issue?

  2. David Wall says:

    Thank You.

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