1916

post box painted red

Dublin Postboxes Turn British Red To Commemorate The Rising

March 23, 2016

In an innovative commemoration of the 1916 Rising An Post has repainted 10 postboxes in Dublin red. The red reflects the color they were painted in 1916 before Irish independence. But the program is more ambitious than just painting them red. Each postbox contains a key word which, when texted to a provided number, returns […]

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intro to the 1916 proclamation

The 1916 Proclamation

January 7, 2016

1916 was one of the most important years in Irish history. The Easter Rising was a short-term failure but led within 5 years to independence. The Proclamation was one of the key documents from the rising. It was signed by the 7 leaders of the rising. Text POBLACHT NA hÉIREANN THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE […]

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the 1916 gong from blackader

Blackader’s 1916 ‘Victory’ Memento Is Going To Be Auctioned In Dublin

September 21, 2015

A trophy commemorating Major-General Blackader’s victory over Irish rebels in 1916 is to be auctioned in Dublin. The trophy, a dinner gong, was built from a shell fired from the British ship ‘Helga’ which sailed from Dún Laoghaire (then Kingstown) on April 25th, 1916, up the river Liffey to shell the rebel-occupied Boland’s Mills, and, […]

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