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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for Jacob's Biscuit Factory

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

J is for Jacob's Biscuit Factory

A garrison of 130-150 men was stationed at the Jacob's Biscuit Factory during the Easter Rising.  One of the men stationed there was Peadar Kearney who wrote the lyrics to the Irish National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann.
image source:  easter1916.ie

Although the factory was only about a mile from the GPO, it was mostly ignored during the fighting, and the men inside did not hear about the surrender until Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Beth Lapin
    Activities for a Good Life