Tuesday 27 September 2016

Thousands of images capture 24 hours in Irish life

Ciara Treacy

Published 26/04/2016 | 02:30

Conor and Gemma Mooney enjoy the spring weather during a visit to Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Conor and Gemma Mooney enjoy the spring weather during a visit to Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Caroline Dungan and daughter Danielle watch the Irish Drift Championship finals in Mondello on their phones while attending a family wedding in Trim Castle Hotel
Frank Fitzgibbon faces some competition for his pint from son Alan at Murphy's pub in Dingle, Co Kerry, on Sunday afternoon
Emma Murphy took to the skies with the Edenderry parachute club in Co Offaly

Parachuting, cheering on our native counties in Croke Park and sandy strolls on the beach were some of the ways people captured '24 hours in Ireland'.

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Rising, the Irish Independent and Independent.ie invited people to capture this historic moment in time.

From noon on Sunday to noon yesterday, people answered the call to take a photo to commemorate 24 hours in Ireland in 2016.

We have received more than 10,000 photos across all forms of social media including Twitter, Instagram and Whatsapp, with most people sending in multiple pictures.

Photos were received from around the world including the US, Canada, Australia and Dubai. The postal submissions havae yet to be counted.

There were plenty of ways to send in snaps, including email and social media using the hashtag #24hoursireland2016, which was trending across the weekend.

The most captivating will appear in a commemorative magazine to be published with the Irish Independent on Saturday May 7.

A selection of images is in a commemorative gallery on Independent.ie as a digital record for future generations as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

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