1966 Easter Rising Commemoration 55 images Created 25 Jan 2016
The aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising had significant implications on the future of the country, and it is now remembered as a seminal event to the formation of the Irish Free State. These images reveal how Ireland remembered the Rising in the 1950s and 1960s. In particular, images from the 50th anniversary commemorations in 1966 offer a revealing insight into how the country reflected on the Rising half a century later. Political figures such as Sean Le Mass and Eamon De Valera feature throughout the collection, as well as members of the public who were a part of the fighting. They are pictured with their former garrison in significant locations such as Kilmainham, Earlsfort Terrace, and Liberty Hall.