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Saturday, March 19

Walking the Rebellion: Irish-Americans and the 1916 Easter Rising in the Mission District

Saturday, March 19, 12 noon Location: Meet up at 518 Valencia Street @ 16th Street, San Francisco

1916 Easter Rising Centennial Commemoration Event Series

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 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.

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