The Easter Rising of 1916 Centennial Remembrance Committee of Rhode Island will hold a multi-media historical presentation on Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ancient Order of Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue, Newport.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Dublin and other parts of Ireland during Easter Week, 1916, mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic.

The October 18 presentation will include biographies of the seven signers of the 1916 Proclamation of independence, which precipitated the rebellion, historical footage from Easter Week 1916, and historically appropriate live musical performances and readings.  Music will be performed by local Irish musicians and the Ancient Order of Hibernian Men Singers.  Local actor Mike Healy, a native of Ireland, will recite the Proclamation and read historically related poetry.

The presentation will last approximately an hour and a half.  Light refreshments will be provided and a cash bar available.
Space is limited and reservations are requested.  To reserve, please contact Ann Arnold at or (401) 841-5493.

To learn more about the activities of the 1916 Centennial Committee please visit their Facebook page or contact James McGetrick at

The Seven Signers of the Proclamation of Independence, all of whom were executed after the 1916 Easter Uprising

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