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Sunday, April 24, 2016

N is for National Anthem

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
K is for Kilmainham Gaol
L is for Liberty Hall
M is for Countess Markievicz

N is for National Anthem

Peadar Kearney, who fought during the Rising of 1916, wrote this English version of the Soldier's Song.  It was sung in the GPO during the rising.
The song was later translated to Irish, Amhrán na bhFiann, and chosen as the National Anthem of Ireland.

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