Ireland's Easter Rising, one of the most significant events in Irish history, commenced on April 24th, 1916, exactly one hundred years ago today.
The Proclamation of the Irish Republic, a document proclaiming Ireland's independence from Britain, was read in front of Dublin's General Post Office, by Patrick Pearse on this date, a century ago.
Here is a short excerpt from Ireland's Proclamation which guarantees the rights of all Irish citizens ....
"The Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims,
the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman.
The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty,
equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens,
and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness
and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts,
cherishing all of the children of the nation equally,
and oblivious of the differences
carefully fostered by an alien Government,
which have divided a minority from the majority in the past."
To commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916, I thought it would be fitting to share some information about this day in history, and to explore the aftermath of Ireland's Rising.
The good folks at Celtic Cross Online created this wonderful infographic to highlight some important facts about Ireland's Easter Rising.
In this year of commemoration of the past and acknowledgement of Ireland's accomplishments, it's wonderful to see our history being researched, revisited, and shared with the world.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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