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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C
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In pictures: the Easter Monday celebration of the 1916 centenary

There was a LOT going on in Dublin and around Ireland today.

WE’RE COMING TO the end of a three-day celebration of all things 1916.

Here’s a selection of the fun and celebration that’s been going on in Dublin and around Ireland on Easter Monday.

The GPO, as it has all weekend, was looking well…

28/3/2016 1916 Easter Rising Centenary Celebration Leah Farrell Pat Barker with Robert Barker from Malahide in period costume on O'Connell Street In Dublin as part of RTÉ'S Reflecting The Rising Leah Farrell

There was lots of dressing up going on

28/3/2016 1916 Easter Rising Centenary Celebration Leah Farrell Roisín O'Connell from Laois in period costume on O'Connell Street Leah Farrell

Everyone seemed to be very well-behaved at a commemoration in Athenry, Galway

In fact, things seemed to be sunny all the way in the west

The Rebel County wasn’t shy on getting in on the act

Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, looked like something from 100 years ago, which was appropriate given the day that was in it

Easter_CMX_28March2016 Julie Corcoran The unveiling of a 1916 monument at Market Square, Carrickmacross, this afternoon Julie Corcoran

Smithfield Square in Dublin took a step back in time as part of RTÉ’s Reflecting the Rising

It may have been a bit chilly, but the sun was definitely out…

The gardaí were in terrific form all day long



All ages were involved, this duck ceremony in St Stephen’s Green was in remembrance of the children who died during the Rising

michelle Michelle Hennessy Michelle Hennessy

The cuteness factor was dialled up to 11…

RTÉ had really pulled out all the stops

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A poignant wish left on the Reflecting the Rising Wishing Tree in Dublin

The Céilí Mór on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin had people jumping

And there were vintage buses…

Really, everyone just seemed to have a whale of a time. Roll on the next centenary


27/3/2016 1916 Easter Rising Centenary Celebration

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