Sunday, January 17, 2016

Watch: Dublin Rising 1916-2016

 Cliffs of Moher
 In New Haven there has been a Mass for peace and a flag raising ceremony on the Green to commemorate the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland

After the annual Mass organizers have held a ceremony to honor the men and woman who fought for Irish independence . “This annual public ceremony in New Haven ... in its 24th year, serves as a reminder to all ethnic groups that freedom and liberty carry a high price,” organizers have previously said in  release. “Local honorees are remembered in a roll call and the original ‘Proclamation of Freedom’ will be read.”

An image from Ireland
This year, in the 100th anniversary of the Rising, Google has created a visual and narrated "walk" through the sites in Dublin where important events took place. It is narrated by Colin Farrell.

Watch the video here.

The 1916 Easter Rising occurred when about 1,000 men and women captured the General Post Office in Dublin, Ireland, in an effort to break the bonds of British rule and gain independence for their country, the release said. “This became a key turning point on the road to Irish independence..."

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