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1

What did the Ulster Unionists do? 🇬🇧

They fought alongside the English in WW1.

2

Redmond causes split in the Volunteers

He asked them to fight in the British army.
170,000 agreed
11,000 disagreed

3

Mac Neill

Wanted to stay in Ireland. Leader of the Irish Volunteers.

4

Nationals Volunteers

Joined the Army.

5

Military Council

Set up to organise the Easter Rising.

6

Members of the council

Patrick Pearse
Joseph Plunkett
Thomas MacDonagh
Eamonn Ceannt
Seán McDermott.

7

John Connolly

Joined Military Council. Wanted a socialist republic.

8

Roger Casement

Went to Germany to get guns for the rising. However his ship the 'Aud' was captured.

9

Aud

Arrived off Tralee on April 20th 1916. Captured by the British.

10

Joseph Plunkett forged

The Castle Document. It stated the British were to arrest the leaders of the volunteers. To encourage MacNeill to fight.

11

Castle Document

For MacNeill forged by Plunkett.

12

PATRICK PEARSE

Leader of the Rising.

13

Blood Sacrifice

The Leaders believed their deaths would motivate Ireland into fighting back against the Brits.

14

24th of April 1916

Volunteers and the Irish Citizen's Army seized key building eg: The GPO, Boland's Mill, College of Surgeons, Jacob's Factory.

15

The GPO

Rising hq.

16

Helga

British gunship
Came up the Liffey shelled GPO Wednesday.

17

Thursday the 28th

Pearse evacuated the GPO as it was on fire.

18

Friday 29th

Pearse ordered the Volunteers to surrender.

19

RESULTS

500 killed. 2,500 injured.

20

Why were people angry?

Caused food shortages
Damage to the city
Loss of work
Dead civilians.

21

The British imposed...

Martial Law (military)
Killed 15.

22

Sympathy grew

For the executed as many (Irish and abroad) believed it was unfair.

23

Media labelled rising as

Sinn Féinn Rising. They weren't involved though. Grew more popular as a result.

24

Dates

1916
Monday 24th of April to Saturday 29tg