5 days of the Rising It all goes wrong 1. Roger Casement who was sent in the Aud (boat) to get arms from Germany was arrested near Kerry and the boat was capsised. * Eoin MacNeill finds outs that the Castle Document was a forgery. * He posts an ad in the newspaper forbidding the Irish Volunteers from taking part in the ‘march’. * The leaders meet up and decide to postpone the Rising until Easter Monday. * The Rebels decide to seize a number of important buildings in Dublin. (The Four Courts, Dublin Castle, The GPO and Boland’s Mill, Jacob’s Factory and St. Stephen’s Green.) * The GPO is taken over and Pearse reads out the Proclamation of Independence. * The building is barricaded and snipers take place on the rooves around the building. * Soldiers first try and take over Dublin castle. * They kill a policeman and capture several soldiers but decide to retreat as their numbers are so small. * It turned out that most soldiers were actually gone to Fairview for the day so it was a missed opportunity. * Countess Markievicz and Michael Mallin manage to take over Stephens Green. British Reinforcements arrive • On hearing about the Rising troops are sent from Belfast and the Curragh. They arrive by dawn Tuesday morning. • Just before dawn soldiers open fire at the rebels in Stephen’s green and they are forced to flee to The Royal College of Surgeons. • Martial Law is declared and civilians are only allowed out during daylight hours. (otherwise they could be shot.) • Those in the GPO understand an attack will happen and continue to barricade the building and create tunnels between buildings to help with delivery of messages. • Late that evening the British have decided to bring in artillery to shell the enemy positions. * By this stage the British army decided to attack - The first building they chose was Liberty hall (which was empty) They also begin isolating buildings to prevent rebels from communicating. (Areas around Boland's bakery, the four courts and the GPO) * The cordon around the four courts and the GPO tightens further. * The situation for civilians is now critical with all shops closed since Monday food is very hard to come by. * Uniforms are also hard to come by for the rebels so many go around in plain clothes. (Easier for them but more dangerous for actual civilians.) * The GPO was continuously shelled during Thursday night and most of it was on fire. * The rebels had to try and escape down Henry St. where many of them were killed and injured. * Pearse and Connoly managed to get shelter in a grocers shop. * By Saturday Connolly and Pearse realised they could not break out of the position they were in they were forced to surrender. * The main leaders involved were then arrested.