24 Hours in Ireland: Moments captured and recorded for the generations yet to come
Published 07/05/2016 | 07:25
‘Capture a moment. Be part of history’ was the clarion call – and you responded in your thousands.
In today’s Irish Independent, we present a snapshot of Irish life. One hundred years ago there were very few photos taken on the opening day of the 1916 Rising.
A century on, as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, on the actual anniversary of the Rising the Irish Independent and Independent.ie invited people, at home and abroad, to create an archive from the centenary of that seminal event.
And a moment was captured every six-and-a half seconds as the photos flowed in – taken from noon on Sunday, April 24, until noon on Monday, April 25.
In this commemorative magazine, a collection of the most captivating images are printed. A wider selection of images will be featured in a dedicated gallery on Independent.ie as a digital record for future generations (you can click through the gallery above).
The stories behind the photos are equally intriguing and include:
- The newborn baby who may be the only person with the wrong name on Census 2016;
- The 100-year-old who had a surprise birthday party thrown for him;
-The fiancé who surprisingly popped the question in front of the entire family;
- The Defence Forces troops on the peacekeeping frontline in Syria.
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