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20th Dec 2016

1916 REWIND: Volunteer Demonstrations Now Popping Up All Over The City Centre


All this week we’re bringing the 1916 Rising to life as it happened with historical reports from the fateful week, day by day and hour by hour. For more reports, see 1916 Live.

11.35am, Easter Monday, 1916

The TRAM drivers may be on strike but it looks like Easter Monday in Dublin is going to be a lot busier than we expected.

We reported earlier on the large demonstration taking place in and around Sackville Street, but we’re now getting reports of large groups of Vols – and also Citizen Army – in multiple spots around the city centre.

The latest we have is that large groups of men and women in Uniform at Liberty Hall, Butt Bridge, the Green, Earlsfort Terrace, Four Courts and along the Grand Canal at Boland’s Mills.

They are stopping traffic and turning people away from the city centre. Whatever is happening, it’s big.

Here’s what those on the scene are saying

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We’ll keep an eye on this, and update you if anything else happens.

About 1916 Live

All this week, we’ll be bringing the 1916 Rising to life as it happened – and as it would have been reported in modern media – on the pages of Lovin Dublin. From the confusion of the early stages, to the evolving public attitudes throughout the week, we’re going back 100 years to explore what it was all like to be in Dublin City during that fateful Easter Week.

Visit our 1916 Page to read through all the reports so far, and follow them as they happen on Twitter and Facebook.