The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca), was an insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans with the aims of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing an Irish Republic. The Rising was suppressed after seven days of fighting, and its leaders were court-martialled and executed. The Rising while a military failure succeed in it’s long term aim as a result of the executions. It also succeeded in bringing physical force republicanism back to the forefront of Irish politics.
In the 1918 General Election, the last all-island election held in Ireland, to the British Parliament, Republicans won 73 seats out of 105, on a policy of abstentionism from Westminster and Irish independence. This came less than two years after the Rising. In January 1919, the elected members of Sinn Féin who were not still in prison at the time, including survivors of the Rising, convened the First Dáil and established the Irish Republic. The British Government refused to accept the legitimacy of the newly declared nation, leading to the Irish War of Independence.
The Easter Rising 1916 Commeration Piece comes with a ceramic plaque, a copy of the proclamation of freedom signed by the leaders, and small poster showing the images of the leaders surronding the proclamation. All of these can be framed to make a lasting memory of those who fought for freedom and equality.