Title: The Easter Rising
Author: Ask About Ireland
Full Text & Source: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/subjects/history/history-the-full-story/ireland-the-early-20th-ce/the-easter-rising/
The Internet, Online, 4/4/2015
During the Great War, the militant members of the two armies in the south of Ireland began to plan a rising. They sent Roger Casement to Germany to buy arms, however he was captured with the arms and hanged for treason.
On the 24th of April, Easter Monday 1916, about 2,000 Irish Volunteers and 200 from the Irish Citizen Army occupied the General Post Office (GPO) as well as other important buildings in Dublin city. One group of rebels took over the Four Courts and another group took over the South Dublin Union, which is now James’s hospital. They proclaimed the Irish Republic, read the Proclamation and raised the Irish flag for the first time.