As a state ceremony took place outside the GPO on Dublin's O'Connell street, as well as many other events across the country, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the capitol to pay their respects to the fallen of the 1916 Rising.
From the skies, Dublin looked liked the most beautiful place in the world.
We should take this time and spare a thought for this poor soldier who has now sparked a new meme.
"Great craic here lads. Some fella in a big car just arrived. I'm on the what? Seriously!?" pic.twitter.com/vBTqyikewN— Tom Hackett 🤪 (@tweatycity) March 27, 2016
The ceremony outside the GPO was so sombre and moving and with music from the Army No 1 Band it was hard not to feel the national pride.
Of course, for many, the fly over by the Irish Air Corps was one of the big highlights of the day.
1916 Flyover, feeling very proud to be Irish today pic.twitter.com/6VfIbAhR8X— Conor Barry (@conorpbarry) March 27, 2016
Air Corps flyover passes The Spire under blue skies #1916 https://t.co/dQsEce2qjm— Rónán Duffy (@ronanduffy_) March 27, 2016