Today is the 99th anniversary of the beginning of the Easter Rising, which began early in the morning of Monday, April 24, 1916 as close to 1,200 people – a combination of the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen Army – took over key points throughout Dublin, including the General Post Office (GPO), the headquarters of the uprising; the Four Courts, Dublin City Hall, St. Stephen’s … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: The Rising in Film
The Rising film
As the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising approaches, many cultural events and other commemorations are planned to celebrate the lives of the men and women of who risked everything in a bid to end British rule in Ireland.
Two movies in the works with release dates planned to coincide with the centenary celebrations are Twelve Days In May, and The Rising.
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on the Easter Rising