13 April 2016: Public interview with Thomas Kilroy about legacy of 1916, NUI Galway

dropdown-thumb-6On Wednesday 13 April 2016 NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies hosted the second in a series of interviews with public figures exploring the contemporary relevance of the ideas and ideals that led to the formation of the Irish state. The second interview took place with the playwright and novelist Thomas Kilroy.
Questions addressed during the interviews included: What is a republic? Is Ireland a republic? Is the Republic of Ireland the kind of republic imagined by those involved in the Irish revolution and proclaimed in 1916? What is the role of religion, art, literature, and politics in creating an Irish civic society of the kind envisaged in that proclamation? The interview was conducted by playwright Vincent Woods, presenter of Arts Tonight on RTÉ Radio, in the Ó hEocha Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway.

Learn more about NUI Galway’s 1916 centenary programme, A nation rising.

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