1916 ‘Easter Rising’ Commemorated

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently attended a commemoration ceremony for a monument recognizing the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland. The Easter Rising was a week-long rebellion against British rule, and at the time was the most significant Irish uprising since 1798. Roughly 500 people died during the fighting, most of whom were Dublin civilians. Although the Easter Rising was crushed, the severity of British reprisals inspired further resistance, and many of the Irish fighters not killed in the fighting (or subsequent trials) went on to become leaders during the Irish revolutionary period.

Pictured (l-r): Êamon Ó Cuív, grandson of the 1st President of the Irish Republic; Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning; Hon. Michael Mullen; Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen.