“And what if excess of love - Bewildered them till they died? - I write it out in a verse - MacDonagh and MacBride - And Connolly and Pearse - Now and in time to be - Wherever green is worn, - Are changed, changed utterly: - A terrible beauty is born"
(W. B. Yeats, “Easter 1916”)
-450 Dead: 132 soldiers, 63 rebels, 254 civilians; more than 500 injured, 16 executed -
These simple and terrible figures summarise the 1916 Dublin uprising, but the Easter Rising...