Photographer's Note

ENGLISH: Every Easter the Irish community commemorate the Easter Rebellion of 1916. It was a turning point in Anglo-Irish politics and cemented Irish Republicanism in Ireland and other countries within the Irish diaspora. On this day, Irish people remember the many Irish martyrs who died in the cause of independence and a united Ireland. it is important to note that many of these martyrs were Protestants who wanted a united and independent Ireland, Wolf Tone being of course the most famous. This is a photo of the gate on the Irish Martyrs Memorial in Waverley Cemetery, Sydney. It was opened in 1898 to commemorate the Fenian Rising of 1867, the Easter Rising of 1916 and the role of the Hungerstrikers (particularly those of 1981). Every year, an open-air Mass is celebrated, usually by Bishop David Cremin, who originally hails from County Limerick.

In my Workshop, I have included a photo of Bishop Cremin celebrating Mass.

In my other Workshop, is the rear of the Irish Memorial. If you look closely at the names engraved on the Memorial of the men and women who gave their lives to the Irish Cause, you will notice an important omission, that of Robert Emmett. His place is noted by empty inverted commas. There is a very important reason for this, as he said at his execution:

"Let them and me rest in obscurity and peace, and my tomb remain uninscribed, and my memory in oblivion, until other times and other men can do justice to my character. When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then and not till then, let my epitaph be written".

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ITALIANO: Ogni Pasqua, la comunità irlandese commemora la rivolta di Pasqua del 1916 a Dublino. E 'stato un punto di svolta nella politica anglo-irlandese e cementati repubblicanesimo irlandese in Irlanda e in altri paesi della diaspora irlandese. In questo giorno, gli irlandesi ricordare i tanti martiri irlandesi che morirono per la causa dell'indipendenza ed un Irlanda unisce. E 'importante notare che molti di questi martiri sono stati protestanti che volevano una Irlanda unita e indipendente, Wolf Tone è, naturalmente, il più famoso. Questa è una foto del cancello sul irlandese Memorial Martiri di Waverley Cemetery, Sydney. E 'stato aperto nel 1898 per commemorare il Fenian Rising del 1867, la Rivolta di Pasqua del 1916 e del ruolo del Hungerstrikers (in particolare quelli del 1981). Ogni anno, una Messa all'aperto è celebrato, di solito dal vescovo David Cremin, che proviene originariamente dalla contea di Limerick.

Nel mio WS, ho inserito una foto del vescovo Cremin sta celebrando la Messa di Pasqua.

Nel mio altro Workshop, è la parte posteriore del Memorial irlandese.

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