End of the 1916 Rising

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On Saturday the 29th of April 1916, Patrick Pearse surrendered to the British commander General Lowe to save the lives of rebels and civilians. The rebels were taken as prisoners to Richmond Barracks.   Fifteen of the leaders were executed and many others were sent to prisons, mainly in England or Wales.

The 1916 Rising had failed to get independence for Ireland. However the Rising had made the cause of independence more popular as many Irish people were so outraged by the executions that they also began to call for independence from Britain. Outside of Dublin, the other main place where the Easter Rising took place was in Ashbourne, County Meath.