Countess Markievicz played an active part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and in post-1916 Irish history. Born in 1868 as Constance Gore-Booth, Countess Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the Easter Uprising but had the sentence commuted to life imprisonment on account of her gender. She died in 1927. It is estimated that over 250,000 people lined the streets for her funeral.
April 24, 1916: Easter Rebellion begins.On this day in 1916, on Easter Monday in Dublin, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organization of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule.
This is the story of Tom Clarke and his wife Kathleen. He was 59 years old when he took his place at one of the windows of the GPO waiting for the British soldiers to attack as the Easter Rising started in 1916. The Easter Rising Dublin Ireland Tom Clarke Executed #easterrising #irishhistory
Easter Weekend, 26 to 28 March 2016 Easter Saturday 11am. Irish Citizen Army parade from Liberty Hall to St Stephen’s Green Garrison. Sinn Féin welcomed home the Diaspora from around the world who took part in a series of special events over Easter Weekend.