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St. Patrick’s Day 1916 Parade to St. John’s church. Lee Enfield rifles carried. April 1916 Cathal Brugha in Kilkenny. Arrangements for rising. Tom Stallard said March. Cathal Brugha came down to say there was going to be a rising. The

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April 2nd, Cumann na mBan formed in Wynn’s Hotel. Leaders – Jennie Wyse Power, Margaret Dobbs, Agnes O’ Farrelly, Mary Colum, Louise Gavan Duffy. Hannah Sheehy Skeffington attacked the new organisation as an “animated collection box” for the Volunteers.

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March – Curragh “mutiny”

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Bill passed third reading in Commons. Rejected by Lords. Needed to be passed in two more sessions.

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March 31st : Kilkenny Corporation go to great Home Rule Demonstration in Dublin April 11th : Home Rule Bill introduced by Asquith

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January – Municipal elections in Kilkenny City. Peter de Loughrey elected

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General Election for the whole of the United Kingdom took place between 3rd and 19th December.

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Easter Rising: Events
document outling the main events of Easter Week

The events of Easter week

All Quiet
Easter Rising

Kilkenny People reports the Rising


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The Ruins of Dublin