Published on Wednesday 27th March 2013

Easter Rising ceremony takes place this Sunday

A ceremony to mark the 97th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising will take place outside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Easter Sunday 31st March 2013 commencing at 12 noon.

The Ceremony will be led by the President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and Justice, Equality and Defence Minister Alan Shatter.

Defence Forces personnel, including a brass band, a pipe band and representatives of the Army, the Air Corps, the Naval Service and the Defence Reserve will take part in the Ceremony, which will conclude with an Air Corps fly past.

At noon the National Flag will be lowered and the 1916 Proclamation will be read by an Officer from the Defence Forces.

The President will then lay a wreath to commemorate those who died in 1916. A minute silence will be observed.

Members of the public are invited to attend and should be in position in the public viewing area outside the GPO by 11.15 a.m. Large video screens will be erected on either side of the GPO to relay the ceremony to the public.

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