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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I is for the Irish Republican Brotherhood

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
E is for Enniscorthy
F is for The Foggy Dew
G is for General Post Office (GPO)
H is for Henry Street

I is for the Irish Republican Brotherhood

The Irish Republican Brotherhood, also known as the Fenians, was formed in the 1850s with the intent to use violence, if necessary, to obtain Irish freedom from British rule.  Throughout the second half of the 1800s, they participated in a number of failed attempts, in both Ireland and Canada, to form an Irish Republic.

The IRB organized the Easter Rising of 1916.  The organization was very secretive, and many blame this fact for the failure of and the confusion surrounding the Rising.

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