Jack Quann
Jack Quann

13.00 21 Apr 2019


Share this article


A ceremony to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising has taken place outside the GPO in Dublin city centre.

The event on O'Connell Street was led by the President Michael D Higgins, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe.

Defence Forces personnel also took part in the ceremony.

A brass band, a pipe band and representatives of the Army, the Air Corps and the Naval Service were also in attendance.

At noon, the Tricolour on top of the GPO was lowered and the 1916 Proclamation was read by Captain Paul Conlon from the Defence Forces.

1916 Rising Defence Forces Captain Paul Conlon with his son Cenan (3), after reading out the 1916 Proclamation outside the GPO on O'Connell Street in Dublin | Image: Sam Boal /Rollingnews.ie

President Higgins then laid a wreath, to commemorate those who died and a minute's silence was observed.

Members of the public also attended the ceremony, with public viewing areas having been set up outside the GPO.

Large video screens were erected on either side of the GPO.

The event concluded with a fly past by the Air Corps.

1916 Rising Irish Air Corps fly over as members of the Defence Forces, Navy and Air Corps as well as Government officials, attended the annual anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising outside the GPO on O'Connell Street, Dublin | Image: Sam Boal /Rollingnews.ie

1916 Rising Image via @ArtOLeary on Twitter

Meanwhile, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan led the annual Easter Rising commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery.

The ceremony also remembered creator of the Tricolour, Edward Hollywood, and 'Amhrán na bhFiann' composer Peadar Kearney.

The Chargé d'Affaires at the British embassy in Dublin, Catherine Page, also laid a wreath to remember all the victims of the Easter Rising.


Share this article


Read more about

1916 Proclamation 1916 Rising Ceremony Commemoration GPO Leo Varadkar Michael D Higgins O'Connell Street Paul Conlon

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Splanc

Splanc

22:00-00:00

Share

Up next

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-08:00

Share

Election Special

Election Special

08:00-13:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-17:00

Share

Election Special

Election Special

17:00-19:00

Share

SOUNDSCAPE

SOUNDSCAPE

19:00-20:00

Share

BETWEEN THE LINES WITH ANDREA...

BETWEEN THE LINES WITH ANDREA GILLIGAN

20:00-21:00

Share

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWST...

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWSTALK

21:00-22:00

Share

BEST OF THE PAT KENNY SHOW

BEST OF THE PAT KENNY SHOW

22:00-23:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on