Today, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which began on 24 April 1916, I would like to share with you a select few of the many images I shot of the variety of ways in which the rebellion has been commemorated. All around Dublin — the principal site of the Rising — there have been parades, receptions, wreath laying ceremonies, artists' installations, and banners across buildings, as the Irish people have sought to honour those who fought for Irish freedom.
|On Wednesday 30 March I was honoured to attend a private wreath laying ceremony at Arbour Hill,|
the burial site of 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising.
|In front of the Joyce Library at UCD hangs this banner bearing the names of all those killed during the Rising.|
|Even Dublin bus shelters commemorate some of those involved in the Rising, U.C.D.|
|On South Great St. George's Street, The Mercantile remembers the 7 signatories of the Proclamation.|
|On South Great St. George's Street, Irish artist Gearoid O’Dea's mural depicting|
Countess Markievicz (left), Margaret Pearse (right) and Grace Gifford-Plunkett (bottom)
honours the women who served during the Rising.
|The Tapestry of 1916 enwraps the SIPTU building, Eden Quay, honouring James Connolly|
and all those who fought for Irish freedom.
|On Holy Saturday, 26 March, there was a parade from the SIPTU building in which participants marched in costume to|
remember those who fought in the Rising as part of the Irish Citizen Army.
|On a banner in Lusk, North County Dublin, Thomas Ashe is quoted and remembered as part of the Fingal Brigade.|
|Throughout the area delineating the reserved section for the Easter parade were banners such as this one.|
|On Dawson Street, a banner featuring some of the persons |
portrayed in the e-book '1916 Portraits and Lives' (go to http://www.ireland.ie/portraits to
download your free copy.)
|On Dame Street a banner featuring Dr. Kathleen Lynn,|
Chief medical officer for the Irish Citizen Army during the Rising
(and incidentally a gun runner in the weeks leading up to the Rising).
|A banner on Dame Street featuring a photograph of some of the 77 women who served during the Rising.|
|The original flag of the Irish Republic which was raised over the General Post Office on the morning of 24 April 1916.|
|On O'Connell Street, the office of Dublin Bus bears an image of the GPO prior to the Rising.|
|Seán Heuston, commander at the Mendicity Institution, Usher's Island.|
The banner covering the building depicts it as it looked in 1916.
|Inside the courtyard of The Four Courts, on Monday 28 March, I joined other members of 1916 Four Courts Battalion families in remembering the service of our respective family members who served with the Four Courts Battalion.|
|On Parliament Street (at Cork Hill) windows filled with important figures from the Independence movement.|
|All around Dublin lamp posts bear similar flags marking the centenary.|
|On Harcourt Street (at St. Stephen's Green) a banner honouring the service of Countess Constance Markievicz.|
|At Eden Quay the tri-colour flies next to the SIPTU tapestry.|