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The Proclamation in Letterkenny read by John D Ruddy

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I read the Proclamation of Independence in front of the Letterkenny Post Office on Easter Monday 2016 at 12.45pm to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. (I'll probably do it again on April 24th) Thanks to Kiernan for intro, camerawork and editing!
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ivan lau (7 days ago)
Everyone was probably thinking Whatthefua
Imperialnut 31 (16 days ago)
You should have went to england and read this
Hat was perfect and can you also write the proclamation the full in the cooments
Matthew Mannion (7 months ago)
The new GPO
Special Spoon Gaming (1 year ago)
That's not the GPO mate
John D Ruddy (1 year ago)
Nerd Dude WHAT??? REALLY????
Eat My ass Please (1 year ago)
I'm from Ireland love seeing Irish YouTubers doing well!
Adolf Hitler (1 year ago)
2:24 those boots
The lamp from pixar (1 year ago)
This makes no sense to people that don't live in Ireland. As a person who lived there we had to learn about it last year in school
Kalvin Tutorials (1 year ago)
Ciarán Kennedy (1 year ago)
The rising was just a glorified post office robbery. Glory be to Collins and the real war.
JJ Gamerz 39 (1 year ago)
2:01 😂
Burntfires22 (1 year ago)
Video was good. Speech was perfect. I also give Pat's Pizza a 5/5
John D Ruddy (1 year ago)
Burntfires22 argh! Ye cannae beat a bit o pats pizza! :D
TomatoSoup (1 year ago)
Can you do the Vietnam War?
Espin (1 year ago)
Better intro then Drama Alert No hate. I'm so sorry XD
KaiserWilly2 (1 year ago)
(Tear drops down face and saluts)
Pizza Time (1 year ago)
Proclamation of independence, takes 6 more years to become independent
Im A Canadian (1 year ago)
chriswr2007 (1 year ago)
I iove ireiand
chriswr2007 (1 year ago)
I jive ireland
chriswr2007 (1 year ago)
I I've Ireland even no I live in the usa
Wizzodd (2 years ago)
Cordell Scott (2 years ago)
*ireland intensifies
The Midwest Express (2 years ago)
Damn... That was incredible
Jamie Fletcher (2 years ago)
I'm from Rathmullen !
Davin Crawford (1 year ago)
Jamie Fletcher hon the Glen. !!!!!
Cerys Storey (2 years ago)
I'm British but I like the Irish.
Spicy Leprechaun Stuff (3 months ago)
Noothan Nah we do.
Noothan (2 years ago)
And they don't like you, the feeling is not mutual.
Sgt. Pugsly (2 years ago)
Hi, your ex-overlord UK is here! Nice to see you guys are doing well, hopefully apart from the IRA, there's a little less beef between us now :)
miloš tadić (2 years ago)
I am a leftist,but when i need to talk about my country(Serbia) i get i bit nationalist to
The lamp from pixar (1 year ago)
I'm a leftist too and I get nationalist about my country(Slovakia) as well.
The Midwest Express (2 years ago)
Agent Paste exactly
Agent Paste (2 years ago)
There have been many left-leaning nationalists in the past. Nationalism isn't always a feature of the political right.
insert pun here (2 years ago)
The balls on you are the size of Ireland
Hans (2 years ago)
Everyone who passes you said "what the heck is he doing"
mustangbeauty4 (2 years ago)
Wow. Just... Wow. *clap clap clap clap clap clap clap*
Sam Paellon (2 years ago)
The Easter rising was 100 years ago and poorly planned and executed. Enough already. Ireland exists now and I'm sure it has many other stories to tell.
Eric Wallich (2 years ago)
collapse of the soviet union
Cetuz (2 years ago)
But why?
Robert Boffey (2 years ago)
Good job! I would never be brave enough to try anything like this. Also, sorry for being English, I apologize on behalf of my country.
Spicy Leprechaun Stuff (3 months ago)
Robert Boffey Don’t be sorry for being English.
Tom Ryles (2 years ago)
Frist Name Last Name (2 years ago)
Ya Irish Nationalism! To get Democracy you need to crack some heads... oh that my Nationalism showing, is it? oh will YA IRELAND!
Adam T (2 years ago)
Hey John, I'm Irish too, from Dublin. I was wondering if you had any plans to cover either the Irish War of Independence or the Irish Civil War in depth? :)
The Quad Squad (2 years ago)
Only 10 bystanders watched a piece of history. That's sad. More people should've watched it. This is why almost 8,000 people on youtube watched this piece of history. :)
Colm Hearty (2 years ago)
Long live our republic
Shane Martin (2 years ago)
Up the ra
Spicy Leprechaun Stuff (3 months ago)
Shane Martin Fuck the ra
scorpioninpink (2 years ago)
That was brave.
krsanyapartisa (2 years ago)
out of scale 1 to 10 it would over 9000 in okwardences
Zavalia S (2 years ago)
Warlord2028 (2 years ago)
For being 4 minutes long you did really good mistake wise :}
Pagan Lord (2 years ago)
'Gallant allies in Europe' the same allies that were known as the destroyers of free nations
Jaekob Tecson (2 years ago)
wow irish people are kind
ga jud sunsxu (2 years ago)
P.H Pearse rules
Ralph Bromley (2 years ago)
you know if Ireland was still part of England right now I think after the first 2 minutes they would probably say yeah them have their freedom
Ramasher Ghosh Ram (2 years ago)
hey i really like your history videos. i was wondering that would you make a war history video on Bangladesh liberation war in 1971? it also known as 1971 indo-pak war
Jaye (2 years ago)
Can you do a video on the Russian Civil War, I know it would take quite a long time but I'd love to see that
Debatingcard (2 years ago)
cud you do history video on English civil war
None Ya (2 years ago)
If you changed your profile pic to one of your drawings and changed your name to something your subs would go up.
MrSplodgeySplodge (2 years ago)
Probably true
Raphael Lau (2 years ago)
Hey John, your videos/animation has made my project a distinction! Can u make another animation? thanks
edgydeedgeplant (2 years ago)
you're a real man for saying that speech in front of all people bravely good job u have confidence
Rane Cantu (2 years ago)
I want the animation video s back pls because it's way more funner and interesting so pls return it.
Vladimir Lenin Tv (2 years ago)
m8 make another video, literally any kind of video. I am your greatest fan you could make a real career out of this
MISTA CICERO (2 years ago)
+John D Ruddy can't wait till the next animation
John D Ruddy (2 years ago)
I agree! Don't worry, they're coming! :D
Will Smith (2 years ago)
I have never seen such a great representation of a patriotic man ever in my life. You make history come alive and bring Ireland to ever corner of the globe. Keep up the excellent work and I look forward to more videos soon.
Blueeagle1314 (2 years ago)
Wow. John you've sparked an interest in me of Irish history recently, who knew such a small island could have such a large history, keep up the good videos from the other side of the Irish Sea
Corey (2 years ago)
You have some balls to read that put John
Adam Ryan (2 years ago)
go show great truth
TriStarGaming kenzach (2 years ago)
i like people who shows great courage
tytube3001 (2 years ago)
This guy used to make interesting videos until he went all Irish. Unsubscribed.
Astute Schizoid (1 year ago)
tytube3001 If you're angry at him for posting one nationalism video,enough to unsub,we don't want you here.
John D Ruddy (2 years ago)
Don't worry, I only went all Irish for the centenary of the Easter Rising, it's a big thing in Ireland. I've got new videos about ww2, American civil war and Vietnam coming out soon!
paul basquel (2 years ago)
Your next history video should be the Irish War of Independence or the Irish Civil War
Manus (2 years ago)
Anyone else see those various "IRA" groups outside the GPO over the past few days
Manus (2 years ago)
Fair balls on him
Anthony Nottoli (2 years ago)
You should read Yeats's Easter 1916 and/or do a video about it
Cole4301 (2 years ago)
My grandma is in Ireland right now
Jason Smyth (2 years ago)
That brought a tear to my eye and I'm not even Irish!
Mujangga (2 years ago)
Look at that African walking by, not caring: What's he DOING in Ireland?
John D Ruddy (2 years ago)
He's living in Ireland, like many other people. Great to have a bit of diversity! Plus when the proclamation was read 100 years ago, many people hadn't a clue what was going on either. This video was as much a social experiment to try and recreate a sense of that.
JCC301 (2 years ago)
+Julian Albarran english
JCC301 (2 years ago)
+Julian Albarran english
Julian Albarran (2 years ago)
Maybe he doesn't speak irish
Julian Albarran (2 years ago)
Mr.A for A (2 years ago)
Mister Space Guy (2 years ago)
I my self am an Irish American. I love history so nonetheless I found this very interesting and entertaining. Keep up the good work on the videos!
James Alexander (2 years ago)
Could you do a video on the English Civil War? It is the one time where an Ulster Unionist and an IRA supporter would be on the same side! Regardless, keep doing what you are doing!
Harlowe Iasingston (2 years ago)
IrishBeggar (2 years ago)
Why would an Eastern European care about the Decloration Of Independence?
Harlowe Iasingston (2 years ago)
Also, the irish uniform looks like a green australian one. THERE! I SAID IT!
Harlowe Iasingston (2 years ago)
+TheEggHeadedGamer Then read... read... shit, I can't think of anything... Oh, wait! The scottish thingy in wchich they wrote they wanted to be independent!
IrishBeggar (2 years ago)
+Bogdan Petrescu Calm down, wait until the 4th Of July...
moohooman (2 years ago)
that was sad lots of people walking by looked at him as if he was an idiot.
Jonathan (2 years ago)
I subscribed to this channel because of the WWII and Cold War videos. Lately, it's all been about Ireland, and I'm not interested anymore. :( Are you still going to be making more general history videos?
John D Ruddy (2 years ago)
Don't worry, I've got more coming about ww2 next week, Anerican civil war and Vietnam coming soon! The centenary of the Easter rising has just been a big deal in Ireland and as a history enthusiast it's brought me a lot of burned elsewhere. I have every intention of delving back into other history!! Thanks for your support
Zero (2 years ago)
It's just the centerary hype. Don't worry.
Aaron Mc Daid (2 years ago)
Go on ya boy ya
Jog Linegua (2 years ago)
I thought it was read at 1:15pm 100 years ago?? Correct me if I'm wrong.
The extreme Team (2 years ago)
If was written 100 years ago from Easter Sunday and read on Easter Monday I think?
Dick Tingeler (2 years ago)
I think Serbs and Irish are very similar in their history.Serbia was under Otoman empire and Ireland was under British empire.Serbs had two revolutions and Irish had i think also two revolutions.Their both were massacred by the empires and their both were hated at one point.(by the way im a Serb) ;)
The lamp from pixar (9 months ago)
Let's just take a moment to think about your username...
Stanley Pines (2 years ago)
+Fred Fuchs I suppose it was yes. Serbia has some great music too!
Dick Tingeler (2 years ago)
+Stanley Pines I REALY LIKE ENGLAND!!!Rock music was born there.
Dick Tingeler (2 years ago)
+Stanley Pines Thanks man!!! :D
Stanley Pines (2 years ago)
+Fred Fuchs I love Serbia! They stood up to the huge Austro-Hungarian Empire for years!
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
The Irish language is obsolete.
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread I'll be over in Britain and France soaking up the culture while the paddies play their fiddles and dance like retards. 
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread I have family and friends here and need to finish college. But first chance I get to leave i'M GONE. 
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread That's true actually. But Britain actually came to expand on what they were given and created an even greater civilization. But Ireland is still yapping at the ankles of the big boys. 
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread Latin is beautiful and has more relevancy than Irish since it's the basis of world popular languages. Irish is the cacophonic tongue of ancient West European hinterlanders who had to have civilization handed down to them by the Brits. 
Julian Albarran (2 years ago)
You think
G.I. JOE RO (2 years ago)
Hear Hear!
Patrick Naughton (2 years ago)
very well done I love irish history
Its Shxne (2 years ago)
Proud to be Irish 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪
MagnuMagnus (2 years ago)
Hope ya got permission ta do that me boy. (I shouldn't try to sound Irish.)
that one guy (2 years ago)
Will you ever do topics like the reign of Julius Caesar, Punic Wars, and Persian Wars?
Starlin VII (2 years ago)
This takes a lot of guts, to finally start a true revolution.
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread I get what you're saying. You don't seem to be getting the point that the main source of anti-abortion sentiment in Ireland is from the church and that ireland's draconian abortion laws are largely due to church influence. People's opinions are influenced by the opinions of those around them, and when you have one giant institution putting out anti abortion propaganda for a century then you can be sure that the anti abortion feeling in Ireland is in large part due to the church. People can obviously think for themselves and make up their own mind but the church was still a huge institution whose opinions influenced the nation's attitudes, attitudes which have propagated themselves into the present day. 
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread Yeah but lack of abortion rights is due mostly to religious influence. 
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread Is that why Bishops are on medical panels and have stymied any chances of abortion laws for decades? Their power is certainly dwindling but the Church has had huge power both politically and culturally over the Irish for decades while the rest of the world was shedding off their theocratic shells. The Pope is the ultimate king of Ireland. 
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread Still taking orders from Rome though aren't they? Bending over to have their sovereignty fucked by Popes and bishops as if they were a 12 year old choir boy. 
Starlin VII (2 years ago)
I was simply talking about Duncan, he's starting a new revolution in front of the post office, a true hero
All the Clovers (2 years ago)
I'm surprised that no one else did this since that was the exact time of Proclamation maybe someone official that would televise it
John D Ruddy (2 years ago)
Well there have been many celebrations throughout the day in many places throughout the country. Dublin is buzzing with activity. I've just run out of energy for this weekend unfortunately!
Круто!) Cool)
Manuel Pinto (2 years ago)
let me guess. you're irish
John Oddity (2 years ago)
Actually, he's Martian.
Stanley Pines (2 years ago)
+Manuel Pinto No, he's Russian....
surfing hobo (2 years ago)
Your nationalism is showing
derkaiser420 (1 year ago)
Don't worry about him my friend, I am an Irish American who hopes to settle back in Ireland one day and I am very proud of my name and heritage. Love your channel btw keep up the good work!
Lewis Carlin (1 year ago)
Yeah, Americans show their nationalism every 4th of July, I doubt you could criticize that.
PixelFireblade (2 years ago)
Micheál Ó Braonáin (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread Because right wing Nationalists tend to be nutters(Identity Ireland) and don't subscribe to any Irish Republican ideology. 
Micheál Ó Braonáin (2 years ago)
+dave1233345 Irish Nationalism is largely left wing and liberal (See Sinn Féin)
Chloe Gardiner (2 years ago)
I was there an hour after this was filmed !!
SonicMarrio11 (2 years ago)
Great reading, nice one! :)
QCS Flick (2 years ago)
we need war history videos like vietnam or sometin
John D Ruddy (2 years ago)
Yup! They're coming!!
EvoTheNerd (2 years ago)
happy birthday
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
Britain is superior to Ireland culturally, historically, economically. All of Irish history takes place in the shadow of Britain.
Lewis Carlin (1 year ago)
There's a reason people think Britain is full of cunts...
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+John D Ruddy Syria's a shithole overrun by religious zealots and illiterate peasants. 
John D Ruddy (2 years ago)
+Lovemesome Brownbread wow hold on, how are we better than Syria? It's an exceptionally diverse multicultural society with seriously deep rooted history in the dawn of civilisation itself. Sad that it's being ripped apart by war at the moment
Harry of Solihull (2 years ago)
+Sam Barkley You hate your own nation? Just migrate to Britain if need be
Stephen Blackwell (2 years ago)
+Harry of Solihull Some cultures are quite obviously better than others. If you think otherwise then you have no standards. Irish culture has some good aspects but nothing nothing unique that other countries don't have. I'm Irish and I believe Britain to be culturally superior. As are all major European countries. Ireland is still a province of Britain in terms of culture. Ireland's independence means hardly anything. The Irish are a bullish and insular race. Britain is the superior nation. Only cultural relativists and self-loathing leftists who hate the entire West equally are blind to the patently obvious fact that Britain towers above Ireland in pretty much everything important.
IridiumSmelter (2 years ago)
YESS, always excited to see new videos on this channel
Tancred de Hauteville (2 years ago)
If I was the Leader of the UK I wouldn't let that IRA State of Socialist North Korea Like Southern Ireland Live
Harry of Solihull (2 years ago)
+Xi Jinping Fair enough
Tancred de Hauteville (2 years ago)
+Harry of Solihull Not after those nuclear tests
Harry of Solihull (2 years ago)
I thought China liked North Korea lol
Benny Chenley (2 years ago)
Are you Irish?
Vincent Smit (1 year ago)
Benny Chenley very clearly nigerian
Keg (1 year ago)
No. He's British obviously.
Jude Pelaez (2 years ago)
Actually he's an Englishman in an Irishman costume.
[RJN] Colonel Bluenose (2 years ago)
+Benny Chenley No, he's Japanese and a strict East Timorese nationalist.
Gurtrude (2 years ago)
Did anyone care about irish independence?
Isaac DragonDerp (2 years ago)
+CxRadioz Aside from the broken spelling and grammar, I love the feeling of them maggots on my dick when screwing her.
Gurtrude (2 years ago)
+Isaac “Deltakota” DragonDerp its like a cave and your the muner
Isaac DragonDerp (2 years ago)
+CxRadioz That's why I love the sensation of it
Gurtrude (2 years ago)
+Isaac “Deltakota” DragonDerp thats been dead for a while
Gurtrude (2 years ago)
+goff0103 im Egyptian k.
Jamie (2 years ago)
Brilliant Reading!
Chloe Kelly (2 years ago)
legend really keep making videos I am Irish and agree👍👍💗
meet Singh (2 years ago)
I have seen some of your historical vedios . your art work is phenomenal.

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