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The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of 1916. The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resulting in a protracted insurgency and eventual Irish independence in 1922.

The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of 1916. The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resulting in a protracted insurgency and eventual Irish independence in 1922.

capture of wolfe tone Theobald 20 June 1763 – 19 November 1798 United Irishmen Irish independence movement republicanism - B8P58M from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

capture of wolfe tone Theobald 20 June 1763 – 19 November 1798 United Irishmen Irish independence movement republicanism - B8P58M from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

From the Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence, 1857. Proving once again that Irish political prisoners are the hottest. —from My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

From the Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence, 1857. Proving once again that Irish political prisoners are the hottest. —from My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

1916: One Hundred Years Of Irish Independence: From The Easter Rising To The Present PDF

1916: One Hundred Years Of Irish Independence: From The Easter Rising To The Present PDF

Michael Collins, seriously brooding over the cause of Irish independence.  Suggested by potterwhoholmes

Michael Collins, seriously brooding over the cause of Irish independence. Suggested by potterwhoholmes

Women's suffrage & the Irish independence movement worked side by side. The 1916 Proclamation was the first national political document to proclaim equal rights for women.

Women's suffrage & the Irish independence movement worked side by side. The 1916 Proclamation was the first national political document to proclaim equal rights for women.

Helena Moloney (1884-1967), Irish Independence fighter, feminist, trade unionist, fought & was imprisoned in Dublin in 1916.

Helena Moloney (1884-1967), Irish Independence fighter, feminist, trade unionist, fought & was imprisoned in Dublin in 1916.

Daniel McCarthy, 1866. From the Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence, NYPL...This fellow looks like someone I could split a fifth of bourbon with...

Daniel McCarthy, 1866. From the Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence, NYPL...This fellow looks like someone I could split a fifth of bourbon with...

Another view of #Glasnevin #cemetery. The tower on the left is the largest tombstone in the cemetery and marks the grave of #DanielOConnell. The others #crosses are the average size of stones near the tower and they get smaller. Amazing - there are more than 1.5 million graves here which according to our guide means more bodies here than residents in #Dublin. Though the cemetery is the final resting place and of many of Ireland's most notable figures and largely associated with Irish…

Another view of #Glasnevin #cemetery. The tower on the left is the largest tombstone in the cemetery and marks the grave of #DanielOConnell. The others #crosses are the average size of stones near the tower and they get smaller. Amazing - there are more than 1.5 million graves here which according to our guide means more bodies here than residents in #Dublin. Though the cemetery is the final resting place and of many of Ireland's most notable figures and largely associated with Irish…

Patrick Pearse, Irish Catholic leader of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin which led to Irish independence. More about this here … http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/07/patrick-pearse-and-bachmann-turner-overdrive/

Patrick Pearse, Irish Catholic leader of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin which led to Irish independence. More about this here … http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/07/patrick-pearse-and-bachmann-turner-overdrive/

A collection of articles and pamphlets on Irish Independence.

A collection of articles and pamphlets on Irish Independence.

Constance Markievicz (née Gore-Booth) was an Anglo-Irish Countess, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist. She participated in many Irish independence efforts, including the Easter Rising of 1916, in which she had a leadership role. Constance was one of the first women in the world to hold a cabinet position (Minister for Labour of the Irish Republic, 1919–1922).

Constance Markievicz (née Gore-Booth) was an Anglo-Irish Countess, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist. She participated in many Irish independence efforts, including the Easter Rising of 1916, in which she had a leadership role. Constance was one of the first women in the world to hold a cabinet position (Minister for Labour of the Irish Republic, 1919–1922).

oooOOOOPS! -Starbucks Forgets That Whole Irish Independence Thing, Asks Country About Its British Pride - The Consumerist

oooOOOOPS! -Starbucks Forgets That Whole Irish Independence Thing, Asks Country About Its British Pride - The Consumerist

The Fenian flag. The Fenian Brotherhood was founded by Irish-Americans in the 1830's. The term "Fenian" was later applied to any supporter of Irish independence and freedom.

The Fenian flag. The Fenian Brotherhood was founded by Irish-Americans in the 1830's. The term "Fenian" was later applied to any supporter of Irish independence and freedom.

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising, 1916.

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising, 1916.