Monday 5 December 2016

Irish Defence Forces mark Easter Rising at Dublin's GPO

Published 05/04/2015 | 02:30

The 1916 Easter Rising was commemorated by a military ceremony at the GPO, Dublin, today.

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The solemn service, led by the President D Higgins, began at 12pm and concluded with a fly-past by the Air Corps.

Credit: Mark McConville
Credit: Mark McConville
Credit: Mark McConville
Credit: Mark McConville

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney attended the event, which involved prayers of remembrance and the laying of a wreath.

A ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery was also held in Honour of the Creators of the Tricolour and National Anthem at 9.25am today.

It is part of a series of events planned to mark the commemorations.

Elsewhere, in The Gresham Hotel, from 3pm to 5pm tomorrow, a pre-booked live broadcast of RTE's Concert Orchestra will take place, while at 11am in the Abbey Theatre, Miriam O'Callaghan will host a series of lectures from experts such as Professor Declan Kiberd and Professor Roy Foster from Oxford.

Read more: The common ground of the Easter Proclamation and the 1916 Rising

Liberty Hall will also host a charity screening of Insurrection, a drama marking the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, from 12pm tomorrow. No booking is required and tickets are available at the door.

Members of the Colour Parade during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the Colour Parade during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Garda Commissioner Noirin O' Sullivan during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Garda Commissioner Noirin O' Sullivan during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the public during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Tanaiste Joan Burton TD during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the Air Corp fly past The GPO during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
An Taoiseach & Captain Kate Hanrahan from the Defence Force Training Centre after she read the proclamation during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sinn Fein Vice PResident Mary Lou MacDonald & James Connolly Heron during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to r) Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke & Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Captain Kate Hanrahan from the Defence Force Training Centre reads the proclamation during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
President Michael D. Higgins greets members of the public during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
President Michael D. Higgins laying a wreath during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
President Michael D. Higgins laying a wreath during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Garda Commissioner Noirin O' Sullivan during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the public during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The Guard of Honour during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The Guard of Honour during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the Colour Parade during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
President Michael D. Higgins inspects the Guard of Honour during a ceremony to marking the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Luas will be in full operation, Dublin Bus will operate its regular bank holiday service to O'Connell Street, and multiple car parks around the city are open as usual.

President Higgins commemorating 1916 last year.
President Higgins commemorating 1916 last year.
Credit: Mark McConville
Credit: Mark McConville

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