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Greenwich Hibernian Organization Marks 1916 Irish Rising

Irish Socialist and leader of the 1916 Easter Rising, James Connolly. The Greenwich Hibernian Association will host a flag-raising ceremony April 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event.
Irish Socialist and leader of the 1916 Easter Rising, James Connolly. The Greenwich Hibernian Association will host a flag-raising ceremony April 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

GREENWICH, Conn. – The Greenwich Hibernian Association will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising with a flag-raising ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenwich Town Hall.

On April 24, 1916 – Easter Monday – a small group of Irish patriots declared Ireland to be an independent republic and launched an armed rebellion against Great Britain to gain Ireland’s freedom. The British army quickly put down the rebellion; however, the executions of the leaders of the rebellion created outrage both in Ireland and around the world setting in place a series of events that led to the independence of Ireland.

On Sunday, the Hibernians will raise the Irish flag at Town Hall. The proclamation that was read in Dublin to start the uprising will be read and a short talk on the significance of the Easter Rising will be given. In addition a bagpiper will perform.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

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