Sunday after Easter Sunday; “All the Leaders are not dead will be.”

Ella Young explains describes the end of the Rising, again in a few sentences. She gives the bare bones of the situation but it is enough.


All the leaders are not dead will be

This is Sunday, April 30th, the Sunday after Easter Sunday. Pearse signed the order to surrender yesterday. It is his own death warrant, and the death warrant of those with him who proclaimed the Irish Republic. All the leaders who with him proclaimed the Irish republic. all the leaders who are not dead will be executed: but the surrender saves the lives of a few young fighters, and ends the slaughter of civilians. Sentries are still on all canal bridges. No one can go into Dublin Town without a military permit.

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Young, Ella, and Stephen Griffin. Flowering Dusk: Things Remembered Accurately and Inaccurately. New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1945.