The Easter Rising in Ireland, 1916
EFFECTS OF THE REBELLION
The rising was critical in terms of the overall fight for an Irish Republic. For the first time the masses of the country wanted an end to English rule. Nationalism swept the country especially as the details of the secret executions became known.
National attention was brought to the Irish cause and to the oppressive ways in which the English ruled the country.
These realisations were in all probability the main aim of the insurgents. The War of Independence which followed in 1919, the subsequent Civil War and the formation of the Irish Free State and the declaration by Costello of an Irish Republic can all be traced back to the events of Easter week, 1916.