- 1 What was Ireland called before it was Ireland?
- 2 What was the Irish Rebellion of 1916?
- 3 What is the GPO in Ireland?
- 4 Where is the original 1916 proclamation?
- 5 Why is Eire offensive?
- 6 What is meant by the black Irish?
- 7 Why did the Irish rebel against the English?
- 8 What was home rule in Ireland?
- 9 Why do the Irish and British fight?
- 10 What is the GPO now?
- 11 When was the Easter Rising?
- 12 What is the GPO made of?
- 13 Who married Grace in Kilmainham Jail?
- 14 Who founded Sinn Fein?
- 15 What was the name of the gunboat which shelled the Irish bases?
What was Ireland called before it was Ireland?
Following the Norman invasion, Ireland was known as Dominus Hiberniae, the Lordship of Ireland from 1171 to 1541, and the Kingdom of Ireland from 1541 to 1800. From 1801 to 1922 it was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as a constituent country.
What was the Irish Rebellion of 1916?
On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1,600 followers, staged a rebellion against the British government in Ireland. The rebels seized prominent buildings in Dublin and clashed with British troops.
What is the GPO in Ireland?
The General Post Office (GPO; Irish: Ard-Oifig an Phoist) in Dublin is the headquarters of An Post, the Irish Post Office, and Dublin’s principal post office.
Where is the original 1916 proclamation?
It is currently on permanent display in the main foyer. Other copies are on display in the GPO (headquarters of the Rising and the place where the Proclamation was first read), the National Museum of Ireland, the Trinity College Library’s Long Room and other museums worldwide.
Why is Eire offensive?
It was used after 1937 when the former Irish Free State adopted a new constitution, in which the country was simply to be called ‘Ireland’ in English, which the British government didn’t like, so it used ‘Eire’ (without the accent).
What is meant by the black Irish?
The term “Black Irish” has been in circulation among Irish emigrants and their descendants for centuries. The term is commonly used to describe people of Irish origin who have dark features, black hair, a dark complexion and dark eyes.
Why did the Irish rebel against the English?
The Irish Rebellion of 1641 (Irish: Éirí Amach 1641) was an uprising by Irish Catholics in the Kingdom of Ireland, who wanted an end to anti-Catholic discrimination, greater Irish self-governance, and to partially or fully reverse the plantations of Ireland.
What was home rule in Ireland?
The Irish Home Rule movement was a movement that campaigned for self-government (or “home rule”) for Ireland within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It was the dominant political movement of Irish nationalism from 1870 to the end of World War I.
Why do the Irish and British fight?
It began because of the 1916 Easter Rising. The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) men who fought the British soldiers that day wanted Ireland to be its own country and wanted Britain to move its army out of Ireland. The Unionists wanted to stay under control of the British Government.
What is the GPO now?
The GPO today is used once again as a post office in the center of O’Connell Street. The statue in the front of the building depicts the death of the mythical hero, Cu Chulainn.
When was the Easter Rising?
Organised by a seven-man Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Rising began on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916 and lasted for six days.
What is the GPO made of?
The main section of the building was made with Wicklow granite and the portico of Portland stone. Inside you will find a stunning bronze statue of The Death of Cúchulainn by Oliver Sheppard, placed there in 1935. Today the statue is one of the Talking Statues that tells a story via your phone.
Who married Grace in Kilmainham Jail?
Grace Evelyn Gifford Plunkett (4 March 1888 – 13 December 1955) was an Irish artist and cartoonist who was active in the Republican movement, who married her fiancé Joseph Plunkett in Kilmainham Gaol only a few hours before he was executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising.
Who founded Sinn Fein?
The original Sinn Féin organisation was founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith, but has split substantially on a number of occasions since then, notably giving rise in the aftermath of the Irish Civil War to the two traditionally dominant parties of southern Irish politics: Fianna Fáil, and Cumann na nGaedheal (now Fine
What was the name of the gunboat which shelled the Irish bases?
The ‘Helga’, a fishery protection vessel, built in Dublin in 1908, had been used as an anti-submarine patrol vessel after the outbreak of WWI. The Helga fired 24 shells at Liberty Hall.