Monday 26 September 2016

A year of events to recall 1916

Published 02/01/2016 | 02:30

A year of remembrance and celebration has officially begun to mark the most defining moment in Irish history.
A year of remembrance and celebration has officially begun to mark the most defining moment in Irish history.

A year of remembrance and celebration has officially begun to mark the most defining moment in Irish history.

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It has been almost 100 years since the flag of the Irish Republic was hoisted above the GPO. Yesterday, it was raised again alongside the tricolour in Dublin Castle.

The event marked the beginning of the Governments year-long €22m 1916 Rising commemoration programme that will see celebrations take place from the Amazon to the streets of Tokyo.

Among the thousands of globe-spanning events, people at home will be able to remember the role women played in our independence.

On International Women's Day this March 8th, a series of events will be held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the nearby National Museum of Decorative Arts and History.

Following the fierce six-day Rising many of the civilians and rebels those who participated in the fight for independence were laid to rest at Glasnevin Cemetery.

To learn more about the 485 souls who died, an exhibition will be held there from March 10.

Events will come to a spectacular focal point on Easter Sunday, March 27, with a parade and ceremony commemorating the people of the Rising.

The event will begin at Dublin Castle at 11:45am starting with a fly-past by the Air Corps. The Army, Navy, UN Veterans and Gardaí will lead the procession towards the GPO on O'Connell Street.

Irish Independent

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