Easter Ris­ing re­mem­brance will help St. Pa­trick’s



— A spe­cial event is be­ing planned for the 100th an­niver­sary of Ire­land’s Easter Ris­ing re­bel­lion at Mini­hane’s Ir­ish Pub from 7 to 10 p.m. on Satur­day.

To com­mem­o­rate the move­ment, Mini­hane’s, lo­cated at 101 W. Main St., will host the Ir­ish Jasper Greens and take a step back


in time 100 years to the era of 1916 with both mu­sic and drama. Tick­ets to the event are $10 and will ben­e­fit St. Pa­trick’s Chapel in Conowingo.

English rule over the is­land of Ire­land dates back to the 12th cen­tury with Eng­land en­cour­ag­ing large-scale immigration of Protes­tants to Ire­land in the 16th cen­tury. Sub­se­quent re­bel­lions by Ir­ish Catholics were put down by the An­glo-Ir­ish mi­nor­ity, which also ex­tended their dom­i­nance over the Catholic ma­jor­ity. Thus the Ir­ish pop­u­la­tion was re­duced to a sub­sis­tence diet of pota­toes, and in the 1840s when the po­tato famine struck, 1 mil­lion peo­ple starved to death while nearly 2 mil­lion fled star­va­tion and Ire­land al­to­gether.

A move­ment for home rule gained mo­men­tum in the late 19th cen­tury and in 1916 Ir­ish na­tion­al­ists in Dublin launched the Easter Ris­ing re­bel­lion against Bri­tish rule. Around noon on Easter, some 1,600 Ir­ish na­tion­al­ist mem­bers of the Ir­ish Vol­un­teers in Dublin seized a num­ber of of­fi­cial build­ings. While the re­bel­lion was crushed, wide­spread ag­i­ta­tion for in­de­pen­dence con­tin­ued.


The Ir­ish Jasper Greens will per­form from 7 to 10 p.m. Satur­day at Mini­hane’s Ir­ish Pub in Elk­ton.

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