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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D is for Dublin Castle

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Easter Rising of 1916
2016 is the 100 year anniversary of this important moment in Irish history.  Join me throughout the month of April for an A to Z of the Easter Rising of 1916.

A is About the Easter Rising
B is for Boland's Mill
C is for Cumann na mBan

D is for Dublin Castle

image source:  Easter1916.ie

At the beginning of the Easter Rising, the leader of the rebels intended to use Dublin Castle as a headquarters.  At the time the castle was the administrative center of British Rule and the headquarters of the Irish police force.  

However, much to the rebel leaders' dismay, the attempt to take over Dublin Castle on Easter Monday 1916 was a failure, even though the castle was only lightly guarded.  Once Irish Home Rule was established i 1922, the Irish gained control of Dublin Castle.

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