20 April 2014: Easter Rising commemoration ceremony, GPO, Dublin

The army band play in front of the GPO

The army band play in front of the GPO at the 2014 Easter Rising commemoration

A ceremony to mark the 98th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place outside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, on Easter Sunday 20 April 2014, commencing at 12pm. The ceremony was open to the public, and was led by the President Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD. The ceremony involved prayers of remembrance, a reading of the Proclamation by Capt. Sean Coffey of the Defence Forces, and the laying of a wreath by the President. The ceremony concluded with a fly-past by the Air Corps.




To watch the RTE News feature on the ceremony, click here.


To watch a contemporary British Pathé newsreel on the aftermath of the Easter Rising, click here.


Explore the National Museum of Ireland’s online exhibition on the Easter Rising. 


Explore the National Library of Ireland’s online exhibition on the Easter Rising: The 1916 Rising: Personalities & perspectives.


Browse History Ireland’s 2006 special issue, published on the ninetieth anniversary of the Easter Rising:


From BBC History: Fearghal McGarry on the Easter Rising. 


Explore the BBC’s online exhibition on the Easter Rising. 


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