Sunday, March 27, 2016

1916 centenary: Thousands attend military parade on streets of Dublin

Proclamation read outside GPO and wreath laid in Kilmainham for executed rebels


Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Dublin on Sunday to witness a large military parade commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Crowds of people gathered along the 4.5km route across Dublin from 10am for the parade.
At about noon, the Proclamation was read out at the GPO on O’Connell Street by Capt Peter Kelleher .
President Michael D Higgins then laid wreath at the GPO, with relatives of those who fought in the rebellion in attendance.
The flag above the GPO was then raised to full mast and Amhrán na bhFiann was played as a fly-over of military planes took place 700ft above O’Connell Street.
Ahead of the reading, the flag over the GPO had been lowered to half-mast and the President inspected a guard of honour.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/1916-centenary-thousands-attend-military-parade-on-streets-of-dublin-1.2588702

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