At 9am on Easter Sunday, 20 April 2014, Glasnevin Cemetery hosted a commemoration to mark the 98th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The ceremony was attended by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and An Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, who laid a wreath in memory of all who served in Easter week. It was also attended by Neil Holland, Deputy Head of Mission at British embassy, who laid a wreath in memory of all who served in Easter week.
The ceremony also honoured the creators of the national flag (Edward Hollywood (1814-1873)) and national anthem (Peadar Kearney (1883-1942)) who are both interred in Glasnevin Cemetery, and was be attended by representatives of the Defence Forces and the French embassy. The wider programme of events at Glasnevin included public tours of the cemetery based around the theme of the Easter Rising.
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From History Ireland: The soldiers song/Amhrán na bhFiann.
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.