The two court cases he fought were on behalf of Irish people who had been fined for writing their own names in Irish on their business materials. While writing to his mother, Pearse said: "When we are all wiped out, people will blame us. At first he just wanted a parliament in Dublin rather than total independence from Britain. On May 3, 1916, 1916 Easter Rising Leader Padraig Pearse was executed for his involvement in the uprising. Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 097 var src = (useSSL ? He was the first president of the provisional government of the Irish republic proclaimed in Dublin on April 24, 1916, and was commander in chief of the Irish forces in the anti-British Easter Rising that began on the same day. On April 29, when the revolt was crushed, he surrendered to the British. In May of 1915, he was approached and offered a role with the secret inner sanctum of the Irish army. Patrick Pearse, an important Irish journalist, educator, and artist, came to play the pivotal role in the Easter Rising of 1916. Part nine of a ten part documentary by TG4 on the 1916 Easter RisingThe ninth video looks at the life of Patrick Pearse and his role in the Rising.Pearse was born into a middle-class family and was well educated. Here Seán Farrell Moran examines Pearse within the context of contemporary Irish politics and culture to explain how this unlikely revolutionary became the spokesman of the violent forces within the nationalist movement. Here Seán Farrell Moran examines Pearse within the context of contemporary Irish politics and culture to explain how this unlikely revolutionary became the spokesman of the violent forces within the nationalist movement. Tom Barry & his surviving Vols of the 3rd Cork Brigade are interviewed guests on RTE from 1966. Sean O’Casey, an Irish playwright, did not participate in the Easter Rising but would continue to write plays through the revolutionary period. This was illegal at the time.Many people just ignored the law, but Pearse thought it was important to bring the cases to court in order to challenge the law and see it changed.Pearse was extremely shy but such was his belief in the nationalist cause that he was able to become a great public speaker and leader of men.It was Pearse who read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on the steps of the GPO – in his role as President of the Provisional Government.Take a look at the ninth video belowPart ten of the documentary looks at the legacy the Easter Rising.easter-rising-tg4.htmlhistory-videos.htmlhistory.html, var vglnk={key:'4e369ef70926117d806db0a61ab6db37'};(function(d,t){var s=d.createElement(t);s.type='text/javascript';s.async=!0;s.src='//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js';var r=d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0];r.parentNode.insertBefore(s,r)}(document,'script')), Part Nine – Patrick Pearse’s role in the Easter Rising, Take a look inside this incredible minibus converted into a mini home, Take a look inside this traditional Irish coastal cottage, US President Joe Biden could be coming to Ireland in the summer, Irish Garda challenged to dance competition by Swiss police, Take a look inside this blissful 300-year-old cottage in Donegal. document.write('