In Memoriam To the Martyred Victims

On this day in 1916, the flag of Irish rebellion against the English crown was raised in Dublin in what has become known as the Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca).

485 people died in the next few days, more than 60% of whom were civilians killed mostly by British bullets and bombardments. All should be remembered.

Over the following weeks, the British murdered/executed a number of Irish leaders and patriots:

  • Roger Casement
  • Éamonn Ceannt
  • Thomas James Clarke
  • Con Colbert
  • James Connolly
  • Edward Daly
  • Seán Heuston
  • Thomas Kent
  • John MacBride
  • Seán MacDiarmada
  • Thomas MacDonagh
  • Michael Mallin
  • Michael O’Hanrahan
  • Patrick Pearse
  • William Pearse
  • Joseph Mary Plunkett

Their sacrifice was not in vain, and most of Ireland is now a free republic.  When Ulster (Britain’s second oldest colony after Wales) is freed from bondage, their work will be complete.

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