Pride of the nation: Dublin could not have looked better for the 1916 Commemoration

There were a number of times in our recent history when we could stand up tall and say we were proud to be Irish - and today's events just jumped straight to the top of that list.

Pride of the nation: Dublin could not have looked better for the 1916 Commemoration

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.

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.

And who doesn't love a good parade?

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