Shakespearean Rising: Pearse's love of the bard
It is sometimes forgotten that the bloodshed, and bombing of Easter 1916 coincided with the tercentenary celebrations of Shakespeare's death.
It isn't totally surprising we should forget that anniversary. After all, the founding of the state may seem more important than the cross dressing in 'As You Like It'.
But you will no doubt be glad to hear the momentous occasion did not go unnoticed in 1916 - despite the volatile state of the country.