Launch of Liverpool Easter 1916 Commemoration Committee

Liverpool's Easter Rising 1916 Centenary Events 2016

LAUNCH OF COMMITTEE TO COMMEMORATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1916 EASTER RISING AND LIVERPOOL’S CONTRIBUTION.
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2016 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin against British rule. Made up of organisations such as the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army, the failed Rising proved to be a seminal point in British/Irish relations and its impact on Irish history and politics reverberates to this day.

A little known aspect to the Rising is the role the Irish diaspora played in the rebellion through the above military organisations. It is now known that up to 50 women and men based in Liverpool took part in the fighting during Easter week. Some of these women and men were Irish born while many were born in Liverpool and joined local company’s of the Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mban in Liverpool from 1913 onwards to support the…

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About davyjshaw

PhD researcher at Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. Research interests include the Irish in Britain, Ireland, History, Politics, Nationalism, Identity and Diaspora.
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