It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver their treats of chocolate eggs. Most historians, including Biblical scholars, agree that Easter was originally a pagan festival. Here we will explore some of those perspectives.
Since the outbreak of World War Ithe leading Irish nationalist, Sir Roger Casement, had pressed the German government to see the potential benefit of an Irish rebellion against British rule.
Consequently, on April 2, the German merchant ship Aud was sent to the Atlantic coast of Ireland, loaded with some 20, rifles and 1 million rounds of ammunition bound for the hands of the Easter rebels.
Before the Aud reached its destination, however, a British ship intercepted it, and the crew members of the Aud scuttled the ship with all its cargo.
When Casement himself traveled from Germany to Tralee Bay, also on the Atlantic coast, three weeks later, he was put ashore by the Germans on an inflatable raft.
He was subsequently arrested, tried and executed for treason by the British authorities. Due to last-minute uncertainty, however, one of its leaders canceled the orders for mobilization on the Saturday before the planned uprising—because of this only 1, of an expected 5, participants gathered at Liberty Hall on April 24 to march towards the center of Dublin.
There, they seized the post office, several court buildings, St.
From the steps of the post office, the rebels declared Ireland an independent republic, stating that We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible.The Easter Rising was virtually confined to Dublin.
The British capture of a shipment of German arms on 21st April greatly reduced its scale outside the capital. The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca), also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, April The armed rising of Irish nationalists against British rule in Easter may have ended in bloody failure, but its legacy would transform Ireland .
Sinn Fein. The Gaelic League was founded in for the purpose of re-establishing the Irish language and culture. The political outgrowth of the League was culminated in with the founding of the Sinn Fein movement, (We Ourselves), by Arthur Griffith.
Easter Rising, also called Easter Rebellion, Irish republican insurrection against British government in Ireland, which began on Easter Monday, April 24, , in Dublin. The insurrection was planned by Patrick Pearse, Tom Clarke, and several other leaders of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which.
Nov 09, · On Easter Monday, April 24, , a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1, followers, staged a rebellion against the British.