On the morning of Monday April 24th , about 1,200 members of the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army mustered up at several locations in central Dublin. The rebels goal was to hold Dublin city centre, around the southern and western part of the centre there were five British military barracks. The Irish Citizens army took to the streets taking their positions and arresting any policemen that dared to resist , erecting barricades upon the streets, food and supplies were secured and first aid posts created, the rebellion was just getting started. 400 Volunteers and Citizen Army gathered at Liberty Hall under the command of Commandant James Connolly and marched alongside the leaders of the rebellion Tom Clarke, Seán MacDermott and Joseph Plunkett who always dreamed of an Irish Republic fully independent, they marched to the General Post Office occupied it and hoisted two republican flags and announce the establishment of the Irish Republic, passing out copies of the proclamation to civilians and sent out in a broadcast in morse code throughtout ireland announcing the establishement of the republic. Around midday, a small team of Irish rebels swiftly captured the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park and disarmed the guards. The goal was to seize weapons and blow up the ammunition store to signal that the Rising had begun. They seized weapons and planted explosives, but the blast was not big enough to be heard across the city. The 23-year-old son of the fort's commander was shot when he tried to raise the alarm. Another rebel team size of a contingent attempted to seize neighbouring Dublin Castle, the heart of British rule in Ireland,As they approached the gate a lone police sentry, James O'Brien, attempted to stop them and was killed on the spot, The rebels overpowered the soldiers in the guardroom but failed to take over the castle.
British Army's chief intelligence officer, Major Ivon Price, fired on the rebels while the Under-Secretary for Ireland, Sir Matthew Nathan, helped shut the castle gates. This is only the beginning!
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