For hundreds of years Ireland had
been waiting for its
Independence. The rebellion
started in 1916.
The rebels seized the G.P.O and Pádraig Pearse reads
the proclamation.
The British attacked the College of Surgeons.
British attack Liberty Hall, Boland’s Mills and Mount
Street Bridge.
This ferocious fight that took place on Sackville Street
and James Street, wounded and killed many people.
By 4pm the General Post Office was on fire. The
building was in ruins.
At 2:30pm Pearse was taken to see General Maxwell
and he wrote out the surrender document.
The people executed were either shot or hanged.
James Connolly was so wounded that the British
had to tie him up in a chair to shoot him.
After 1916…
The British introduced
conscription which caused an
Irish civil war in later years.