Ireland - Hundreds Of Thousands Expected On Parade To Mark 1916 Rising

As reported in the Irish Times more than 360,000 people are expected to attend the Easter Sunday parade in a packed Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) to mark 100 years since The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca) in 1916. This uprising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland. It was one of the defining moments of the struggle for Irish independence which began on Easter Monday 1916 with the reading of the proclamation, Poblacht na h-Eireann by Pádraig Pearse. 


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