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Easter Rising Events

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by honald_tdb, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. honald_tdb

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    Anyone doing something nice over Easter?

    Proclamation Day today, very happy to witness the involvement of every school going child in today's event.
     
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    Should be done every year, why only do it on the 100th anniversary?
     
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    As far as i know this is the first year of an annual tradition for schools
     
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    Hope so, like Superfan I think all schools should do it every year.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but why is it happening today? Didn't the rising happen in late April? Was today the day it was first written or something? :oops:
     
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    http://www.ireland.ie/events/proclamation-day-2016

    Can't praise the local primary school on an excellent celebration. All children participated, singing, playing traditional instruments, reading, dancing and hearing the National Anthem being sung by 500 kids would make our forefathers proud.

    I'm not one for sentiment but if the participants in the Rising could see and hear what I did today then they'd know that their actions would not be in vain.
     
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    Thanks Honald, I know what it is but I was wondering if there was a reason that the 15th March was significant. I might be missing something but I think they just selected the day, it isn't the anniversary of any particular event, is it?
     
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    I'd say it was because the schools are breaking up for Easter today.
     
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    Nothing special with the day to my knowledge - Superfan is correct I believe.
     
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    My brother has been doing a bit of digging and we'd a grand uncle in Bolands Mill, the brother is in the army and he's in the colour party for the wreath laying Easter Monday so I'm going to head into that. He was telling me he's been serving with a lad for years now more or less since they went in the army and it turns out a relative of his was in Bolands Mill too.
     
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    I bet your brother is a proud man. I'd no relations in 1916 but 2 grandparents fought in the War of Independence and the Civil War. They were imprisoned in Kilmainham at the same time. Apart from that, I'm a west Brit!!!! (Not really)
     
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    Hoping to head into town on Sunday. Anyone bn? Wheres best place to go? GPO? Garden of remembrance? I expect crowds to be big. Any entertainment before hand? Or is it too sombre of an occassion?
     
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    Yeah he's delighted going round, he was interviewed by RTE about it too there's very few that are in the army now that have that link back to the rising. It's a mad one we'd another grand uncle very active in the War of Independence but it's something my father never talks about, anything we know is from digging through the online archives.
     
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    I have to say that a lot of Irish fought in WW1 due to their particular position in life at the time - most in order to get a wage to their family. I know that I was never told anything about this growing up but over the past 5 years have learned that one of my grand-uncles was in the RAF in WW2 and another worked in Windsor!!!

    And there i was looking up a P Pearse plaque looking down on me as I was forced to go off to Mass as gaeilge every week.

    I'm a self declared pacifist but IS has made me rethink this policy - but that's for a different thread.
     
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    What a fantastic decision by RTE to restore the print of 'Insurrection' it is remarkable television, and must have been seen as a very groundbreaking production when first broadcast 50 years ago.

    I also really appreciated the Michael Portillo documentary programme that RTE broadcast last Monday night. It was an excellent choice to have Portillo present this. He is a fabulous broadcaster and I love all the railway programmes he has done for the BBC, as a politician I absolutely despised the man and his political views.

    This is a haunting rendition of Grace just a preview on youtube.

     
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    It's a beautiful song.
     
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    I love that song. Grace Gifford never remarried even though she was only married to Joseph Mary plunkett for a very shot time
     
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    I'm sure no pun intended.

    It is a fantastic story to remember that people's core emotions never change.
     
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    Very dignified parade in Dublin today all involved whether at preparation stage or taking part deserve great credit.
     
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the parade and ceremonies this afternoon.The Luas strike was only a minor inconvenience and thankfully Dublin Bus put
    on an early morning service from Enniskerry to ensure that we got in for the start..Credit to everyone involved.The organization couldn't have been better.Very lucky that the rain held off as well.Got drenched on the way back but wasn't that bothered.
     
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