Saturday 29 April
On Saturday morning the five members of the Provisional Government, who had evacuated from the GPO the previous evening, decided to negotiate a surrender to prevent further loss of life. Nurse Elizabeth O'Farrell delivered a message from Pearse to General Lowe who would agree only to unconditional surrender. That afternoon Pearse surrendered unconditionally to General Lowe. Connolly, Clarke, MacDiarmada and Plunkett and their forces in the Sackville Street area surrendered later that day and were held in the grounds of the Rotunda Hospital overnight. Commandant Daly and most of the men in the Four Courts area also surrendered late on Saturday.