Irish 1916 Proclamation Pin-Up
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High quality cardboard hanging sign
This product has been produced using a high end printing process which results in excellent print colour reproduction.
Complete with hanging tag.
1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic
The Proclamation of the Irish Republic is amongst the single most influential documents in Irish History. Mainly composed by Pádraig Pearse and James Connolly, a thousand copies were run off on a Summit Wharfdale Stop Cylinder Press at Liberty Hall during the night before the Rising began. The sheets were printed in two halves because the printers did not have enough letters to typeset the whole text. The copies of the Proclamation were barely completed by morning and some bore only the first half of the text. The ink on many was still damp when they were posted on telegraph poles and walls around the city centre.
The Proclamation, which set out the aims and motives of the rebellion, was loosely modelled on Robert Emmet’s Proclamation of Independence for the 1803 Rising. One of its more radical pledges extended the vote to women (in 1916 the only countries with female suffrage were Australia, New Zealand, Finland and Norway). The Proclamation also promised to “cherish all the children of the nation equally” – a reference to the large Protestant minority in Northern Ireland and the rest of the country.