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Insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The 'Rising' was mounted by Irish republicans with the aim of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing an Irish Republic.

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Why was there an Easter Rising?
Thought provoking podcast from UCD History Professor, Dr Michael Laffan, in which he explores the national and international circumstances of Ireland in 1916. Was the Rising democratic? Was the British response excessive?

Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation
Site of the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation which contains links, resources and notices of various events dealing with the commemoration of the founding of the Irish Volunteers.

Irish Times Archive - Tuesday April 25
Sections of the Irish Times - includes a report from a eye-witness on what was Sackville Street. Check other stories on this page and go to other editions from Easter Week. [Available through Schools Broadband only.]

Internet Archive - Irish Times Coverage
Irish Times publication covering the main events and personalities of the Easter Rising (34MB PDF - slow download).

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