Today is the 99th anniversary of the beginning of the Easter Rising, which began early in the morning of Monday, April 24, 1916 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 ofRead more..
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As the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising approaches, many cultural events and other commemorations are planned to celebrate the lives of the men and women of who risked everything in a bid to end British rule in Ireland. Two movies in the works with release dates planned to coincide with the centenary celebrations areRead more..
A new Kickstarter campaign aims to raise money for an upcoming film about the Easter Rising, produced by Irish filmmaker Kevin McCann. I feel happiness the likes of which I have never experienced. I might die so that the Irish nation might live. Those were some of the final words written by 33 year oldRead more..