Sunday, 27 March 2016

Ireland's 100th anniversary

A century ago this Easter, 1,200 Irish soldiers tried to take the city of Dublin by force; 500 would be killed, and 3,500 Dubliners taken prisoner by the British. The uprising that marked the beginning of the War for Independence.

Today Ireland saw its largest-ever parade to honour the 1916 Uprising.

Also, Happy Easter!


Scott in Ohio said...

Our son (on break from grad school) happened to be in Dublin and saw this parade, and heard Gerry Adams' speech close up. He was highly impressed.

Did some of your post not get posted? No period at the end of the first paragraph

Brian Kaller said...


I'm glad he liked it -- it was certainly historic for us.

Yes, a snippet was cut off -- I fixed it, thanks.