The Easter Rising April 24, 1916

Easter Monday, April 24, 1916   On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1,600 followers, staged a rebellion against the British government in Ireland. They didn’t have much of a chance of pulling it off…

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St. Patrick’s Day Greetings and a Little Help in finding your Irish Ancestors

Harp and Shamrock Sketch by Marian Androne

About St. Patrick Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and is celebrated on 17th of March. It is celebrated by both Catholics and…

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