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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

R is for the Royal Hospital

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
O is for On Banna Strand
P is for Padraig Pearse
Q is for the Quiet Man

R is for the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham

At the time of the rising, the Royal Hospital was the headquarters for the British army.  
image source:  imma.ie

Nowadays the President of Ireland places a wreath here every year to remember all the Irish who were lost in wars.

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