Walking the Rebellion: Irish-Americans and the 1916 Easter Rising in the Mission DistrictSaturday, March 19, 12 noon Location: Meet up at 518 Valencia Street @ 16th Street, San Francisco
On Sunday, April 24th, 1916, seven Irishmen declared Ireland to be an independent state, free from centuries of British rule. The “Easter Uprising” is a hallowed event in Irish-American history, revered as a moment when the Irish diaspora played its part in ridding Ireland of colonial rule. In San Francisco’s Mission District, Irish and Irish-Americans met in houses, meeting halls, churches and places of business, in order to envision and fund the rebellion. Join San Francisco writer, Elizabeth Creely, on a walking tour of the Mission District’s revolutionary Irish past. Tour distance is about 2 miles. It will conclude at St. Peter’s Church, 1200 Florida Street, San Francisco. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415/810-3774.
Irish-American Crossroads is pleased to co-sponsor this event with Shaping San Francisco.
A special thanks to the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs for their support of the 1916 Easter Rising Centennial Commemoration Event Series.