Monday, April 6, 2015

The Approaching 99th Anniversary of The Easter Rising.

The Easter Rising in Dublin took place on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916. "With vastly superior numbers and artillery, the British army quickly suppressed the Rising, and Pearse agreed to an unconditional surrender on Saturday 29 April. Most of the leaders were executed following courts-martial, but the Rising succeeded in bringing physical force republicanism back to the forefront of Irish politics." -- Wikipedia.


harp1034 said...

They lasted less than a week. Poorly planned with not enough support from the people.
The IRA did better in Northern Ireland in the late 20th century. Even then most Protestants remained loyal to the Crown.

the Plinker said...

Speaking of risings, 18 April is the 240th for Lexington-Concord.

"By the rude bridge that arc'd the flood/Their flag to April's breeze unfurl'd/Here, once, the embattled farmers stood/And fired the shot heard 'round the world." -- from "Concord Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836