Kilmainham

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President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina examining a stone crown, originally from the Royal coat of arms, at the opening of the new Kilmainham Gaol Visitor Centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ireland must continue to build a nation “rooted in courage, vision and a profound spirit of generous humanity”, President Michael D Higgins has said. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at Sunday’s Easter Rising centenary commemorations in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Easter Rising commemorations struck the right note in terms of dignity and inclusivity and reflected how much Ireland as a state and as a populati(...)

Members of the Irish Great War Society acting out a scene from the Rising in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

We love a good day out. Publicise it, and they will come. These may be heady days when hope and history rhyme, but the words “free” and “entertainmen(...)

  Cpt Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reading the Proclamation at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

‘Poblacht na hÉireann”: The speaker of these words, standing in front of Dublin’s General Post Office and reading from a proclamation, the ink was bar(...)

 President Higgins lays a wreath in the Stonebreakers’ yard in Kilmainham Gaol where 15 rebels were executed in 1916. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A bitter March wind whipped across the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol. One side of the courtyard was drenched in sunlight, the other cast in d(...)

Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Dublin on Sunday to witness a large military parade commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Ri(...)

President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath during the Ceremony of Remembrance at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The weekend of 1916 centenary began with a dignified event in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin which sought to honour those who fought and died in(...)

 President Éamon de Valera speaks  at the Garden of Rememberance on Easter Sunday 1966 during an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rising

Easter Sunday, April 10th, 1966, was “warm and bright, and Dublin was in a mannerly mood,” reported Mary Maher in The Irish Times. The official cerem(...)

Rebellion, an RTÉ five-part  drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916, is to have a follow-up set in the War of Independence

A follow-up to the drama series Rebellion which will be set in the War of Independence will be made, RTÉ’s managing director of television Glen Killan(...)

The Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks in Dublin was closed on Good Friday, but will open on Easter Monday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of bewildered tourists - and quite a few Irish people - were forced to change their plans for a 1916-related museum visit when they arrived o(...)

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