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Easter Rising

an armed insurrection in Dublin in 1916 against British rule in Ireland: the insurgents proclaimed the establishment of an independent Irish republic before surrendering, 16 of the leaders later being executed
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  • The miracle of the easter rising was that it put an end to the rule of the thug and the bludgeonman.

    Ireland Since Parnell Daniel Desmond Sheehan

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