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Easter Sunday 1916 Parade

1916Parade Event

Every year at Easter we reflect and respect those people who bravely fought during the 1916 Rising.  They died in order to free us from English rule. There will be a parade this Sunday, March 27th to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter rising.  It will commence at St. Stephen’s Green at 10am.  The parade will go via Cuffe Street, Kevin Street, Patrick Street, Thomas Street, Parliament Street, Dame Street, Westmoreland Street and the GPO on O’Connell Street. The Defence Forces officer will read the 1916 proclamation at the beginning of the ceremony.

The Department of Defence has invited 5,000 relatives of the 1916 rebels to the parade. This includes; TD’s, Senators, MEPs, Northern Ireland Representatives; Members of the Judiciary, the Diplomatic Corps; Council of State; Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations; Local Authorities; Faith Organisations; Senior Defence Forces Personnel (including Veteran Organisations); An Garda Siochana; Public Service; Workers and Employers Representatives; Media; Dublin Business Community; International invitees (those with close links to Ireland) and Sporting and Cultural organisations.

There will be television screens placed along the parade route to enable public viewing of the parade.  RTÉ One, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ News Now, RTÉ.ie and RTÉ Player will broadcast the event. Public transport is advised because car parking is limited.  Arnott’s, QPark Clery’s Marlborough Street; Irish Life Abbey Street; Parkrite IFSC; Euro Car Parks Convention Centre; and Euro Car Parks Point Village will all be closed on Easter Sunday.

There will also be a remembrance ceremony for the people who died during the 1916 rising, which will be held in the Garden of Remembrance at 12pm on Easter Saturday, March 26th.  The duration of the ceremony will be about 75 minutes.  There will be two parts to this ceremony.  During the first part of the event, there will be music played and poetry read. A special poem to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising will be engraved on a plaque.  The second half of the ceremony will include the State Commemoration of the Irish Volunteers; President D. Higgins will lay a wreath for all the 1916 rebels who died during their fight for independence.  There will be a minute’s silence for all them, a piper’s lament and the raising of the National flag.  There will be screens for the public to view this event outside the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square North,

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