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The 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Uprising commemorated

AIA members on the steps of Amherst Town Hall participate in a global reading of the 1916 Proclamation of Irish Independence on the centennial April 24, 2016 at 10 a.m.

AIA members on the steps of Amherst Town Hall participate in a global reading of the 1916 Proclamation of Irish Independence on the centennial April 24, 2016 at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, March 6th, the Association presented a video, "Mise Éire, Súil Siar, Lorg na gCos", which chronicled the making of the landmark Irish documentary "Mise Éire." The 1959 film brought together a number of disparate historical records, films and narrative to document the infamous 1916 Easter Uprising and its aftermath. AIA founding member Dr. Íde O’Carroll has provided a short historical summary of the events of that time and things to be aware of while viewing the video. You can download that summary by following this link.

The news agency IrishCentral also published a recent piece entitled, "How Irish America alone understood the true impact of the 1916 Uprising." You can read that article by following this link.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Mar 7, 2016
Updated: Sat, Mar 25, 2017