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The 1916 Easter Rising

on March 8, 2016

We are learning about the 1916 Easter Rising. It happened 100 years ago. A lot of people were very poor at this time. In Dublin three or four families often had to live in large houses. In Dublin in 1913 two people, James Connolly and Jim Larkin, began fighting for better wages for workers. People began to get angry and they locked people out of their jobs. Women began fighting because they could not vote. So lots of people were unhappy about lots of different things and all of these things and more led to the Rising being planned.

During Easter Week the main places, in Dublin, that were important were, The GPO, St Stephen Green, the Four Courts and Boland’s Mill.

IMG_9116Padraig Pearse read the Proclamation on the top of the GPO. It said everyone is equal. When Padraig Pearse saw a family get shot even when they had waved a white flag he decided to surrender. He sent out Elizabeth O Farrell to meet General Lowe to surrender. This was the official surrender of the Easter Rising.






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