Here is a poem Pearse wrote for his mother: I do not grudge them: Lord, I do not grudge My two strong sons that I have seen go out To break their strength and die, they and a few, In bloody protest for a glorious thing, They shall be spoken of among their people, The generations shall remember them, And call them blessed; But I will speak their names to my own heart In the long nights; The little names that were familiar once Round my dead hearth. He began to support the use of physical force and the necessity for a "blood sacrifice" if it became necessary (knowing only too well that this would mean outright war on British rule in Ireland). 1 Like, © 2021   Created by Gerry Regan. Patrick Pearse’s mother, Margaret, was from Dublin; but her father’s family, who lived in County Meath, were fluent speakers of the Irish language. googletag.defineSlot('/111100742/home_banner', [468, 60], 'banner').addService(googletag.pubads()); 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='//';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. The prisoners eyes were covered with blindfolds and they were shot. document.write('