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Over centuries of conflict Ireland has produced many heroes One who had more lasting effect than many was Patrick Pearse whos actions were instrumental in attaining the independence of his nation From a very young age Patrick Pearse had a passionate interest in the Irish language and Gaelic culture and sought to revive it through the Gaelic League In 1908 he gave up his very well-paid job as editor of the Gaelic League newspaper and used his life-savings and loans from his friends to open his own Irish-Ireland school which offered Irish language instruction and demonstrated that education could be a pleasure rather than torture Later he would develop a strong interest in politics which eventually led to his involvement in the Irish Republican Brotherhood IRB a revolutionary organisation on whose behalf he also infiltrated the less radical Irish Volunteers When Pearse was appointed to the Supreme Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1915 which had by now infiltrated the less extreme Irish Volunteers he led the way in organising a rebellion to take place on Easter Sunday 23rd April and issued General Orders to the Volunteers to mobilise for manoeuvres These orders were countermanded by Eion Macneill the Irish Volunteers Chief of Staff who believed the time was not right for a rising In the resulting confusion only 1700 a small proportion of those who might have taken part in the rising actually did so Militarily it would have been wise to call it off but Pearse and his associates decided to go ahead on Easter Monday in the hope that the country would rise in support They must have known however that if this did not happen they were likely to die The rebels occupied a number of strategic positions within the city the most notable being the General Post Office GPO The flag of the Irish Republic was raised over the GPO and on the front steps
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