The Queen to help the Irish commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising

The Queen has agreed to help Ireland mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin which inspired Ireland’s war of independence and marked the beginning of the end of British rule there.

The Queen said her family will “stand alongside” the Irish people when they mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ireland.  The centenary is to be celebrated in 2016.

The comments are a clear hint that a senior member of the Royal family will go to Dublin to mark the anniversary, an iconic moment in Irish national folklore.


The suggestion of a royal visit to mark the Easter rising in 1916, the rebellion that inspired Ireland’s war of independence, first came from the Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.  Mr Kenny said he hoped British royal visits could become normal in Ireland. He said: “We have got to move on and not be blocked by the past.”

Kevin McCann’s film “1916 Rising” is scheduled to be part of the centenary celebrations.


11 comments on “The Queen to help the Irish commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising

  1. Twosocks says:

    Thank you for keeping us up on the latest. Deciding to try to learn a bit more, I’ve really become fascinated. (I’m a bit of a history buff.) My stack of reading material and videos is growing exponentially. Did find it a bit ironic that the republicans tried to boycott a visit by one of the Queen’s ancestors. Looking forward to future posts!

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  2. Colin has led me (and us), to all kinds of interesting new pursuits. Irish history has now become one of mine. Time always evolves conditions and attitudes, some for the better, some not. Being an optimist, I tend to look for silver linings. Always good to see you here and read your comments. 🙂

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    • leahluna55 says:

      I agree with your comments. I’ve always loved Irish Music and Dances but since “Colin’s spell” now I am interested in Irish history as well as the latest news. Thanks! freeformmagic.

      I want to share some Irish Music and Dances:

      The outstanding Irish group “Riverdance and Michael Flatley”.

      A Celtic dueling Violins from Lord of the Dance, Riverdance.

      Riverdance Longest Line record, with 1693 dancers on the banks of the River Liffey

      To finish and if you have time, watch The Celtic Woman, listen to their sweet voices and the wonderful violinist performing in this 2007 Concert. Beautiful!!!!

      Hope you enjoy this! and increase your love for Irish culture.

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  3. Twosocks says:

    I have had the priviledge of seeing both Riverdance and Celtic Woman live. I also like Loreena McKennitt and the High Kings. Due to Mr. Morgan’s influence also discovered Good Omens, Vernon God Little and Mary Stewart’s Arthurian books.

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  4. Twosocks says:

    Looks like McCann has released a new photo for The Rising, though may have been taken when he did those videos.


  5. Twosocks says:

    I was hoping they would do updates via email, but it looks like they want you to be on Facebook. I have resisted doing this. Maybe at some point you girls can give me a bit of coaching over in the chat room? Maybe something else new I need to learn. Don’t think they have said much about further casting. You would think they would be gearing up to start. I have no idea how long it takes to make a movie!


    • Well, Joan, ‘Island’ took 3 years. I have spoken of a planned post called, “The Power of Persistence”. or “A Study in Persistence”. It is about the making of “Island”. When time permits, I will be able to finish it.

      Was just looking thru the Thread on “The Rising” and came across your comment. Wanted to reply … pls forgive the 8-month delay. 😉


      • Twosocks says:

        Oh, no problem. Still not on Facebook but all of you keep me so well informed. I do have their Facebook page marked and visit it fairly often. Glad the wait is starting to be over, but it’s given me time to become more familiar with the history so I feel I’m better able to appreciate it when The Rising comes out. Really glad it is happening!

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  6. leahluna55 says:

    According to their original schedule they should start filming on March 16, 2015.


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