Plans for the Rising

 

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In 1913 Eoin MacNeill formed the Irish Volunteers to defend Home Rule. James Connolly founded the Irish Citizen Army.

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In April 1914 Ulster Volunteers import 35,000 German rifles for a revolt if Home Rule is passed.

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In July 1914 Irish Volunteers do likewise, importing 900 old German rifles off the Asgard at Howth in support of Home Rule.

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In August 1915 Pádraig Pearse tells a huge crowd at the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa that “Ireland unfree shall never be at peace”.

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The Rising took place on Easter Monday, April 24th, 1916.

 

 

 

 

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