Easter Rising

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Easter Rising: Bloody Sunday, The Troubles

Easter Rising


(in Russian, Irish Rebellion of 1916), a national liberation uprising (April 24–30) against domination by English imperialists. The direct causes of the rising were the dissatisfaction of the masses with the delay in implementing the Home Rule Act of 1914 and the act’s half measures, repressions against members of the national movement, and the new burdens put on the Irish workers as a result of Great Britain’s participation in World War I (1914–18).

The most active role in the rising was played by the Irish working class and its armed organization, the Irish Citizen Army, headed by J. Connolly. Representatives of the petite bourgeoisie and intelligentsia also took part in the rising.

Dublin was the main arena of the rising, and it was there that the rebels proclaimed an Irish republic on April 24 and formed a provisional government. There also were local outbreaks in Dublin and the adjacent counties, in the towns of Enniscorthy (County Wexford) and Athenry (County Galway), and in several other places.

After six days of fighting, the rising was suppressed with exceptional severity. Nearly all the leaders of the rebellion were shot, among them the gravely wounded Connolly. The rank-and-file rebels were exiled from the country. Despite the defeat, the Easter Rising contributed to the development of the national liberation struggle in Ireland.


Lenin, V. I. Poln. sobr. sock, 5th ed., vol. 30, pp. 52–57.
Remerova, O. I. Irlandskoe vosslanie 1916 g.Leningrad, 1954. (Synopsis of thesis.)
Kolpakov, A. D. “Krasnaia paskha.” Voprosy islorii, 1966, no. 4.
Greaves, C. D. The Easier Rising as History.London, 1966.


Easter Rising

unsuccessful Irish revolt against British (1916). [Irish Hist.: EB, III: 760–761]
References in periodicals archive ?
I read as many books about the events surrounding the Easter Rising as possible, going back through the centuries, to try to put things into perspective.
Visiting student Kevin Croke of County Kildare (inset) discovered his great grandfather Michael Croke was one of the 1,860 Irish prisoners held at Frongoch near Bala after the Easter Rising of 1916 Inset picture: ERFYL LLOYD DAVIES
That is, the Easter Rising of 1916, an event whose importance was always celebrated by Irish nationalists and historians, cannot compete against the physical warmth of an Irish whore that can immediately fulfill the Irish exiles' longing for home, or a Mother Ireland.
Whearity documents the Irish Volunteer movement in north County Dublin, specifically the perspective of the Skerries Company of Irish Volunteers before, during, and after the Easter Rising of 1916.
The European election candidate for Dublin said: "The GPO is an iconic building and a symbol of the Easter Rising 1916.
The shared history tours will include information and discussion on events such as the ulster covenant, the first world war, the easter rising and war of independence and will examine these historical events from both a unionist and nationalist perspective.
1916: The Easter Rebellion, also known as the Easter Rising, began in Dublin against British rule in Ireland (ended on April 29).
The emergence of Pearse as a leading figure in the advanced nationalist cause marked the beginning of a radicalization of Irish politics that would culminate with the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916.
But these detainees only stayed a few months and were replaced by around 1,800 Irish dissidents interned by the British in the aftermath of the June 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, with others transferred from other prisons in England.
A NEW TV series follows four household names as they trace their local and family links to the 1916 Easter Rising.
A MONUMENT to commemorate those interned by the British in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin is to be unveiled at the tiny Welsh village of Frongoch, near Bala, today.
The powerful four-part series comes to our screens this week covering events from the 1916 Easter Rising to the Civil War.