On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March the Church of Ireland hosted a conference in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, entitled ‘Remembering, forgetting and fulfilling 1916’. This conference, which is open to all, evaluated 1916 and the manner in which it has been remembered and used politically. A critical analysis was be made of the nature of commemoration as well as how history was ‘misremembered’ in 1916 and thereafter. The conference asked whether, as an event, 1916 should be consigned to the past or serve as a resource to the future. Speakers included Charles Townshend (Keele), Ronan Fanning (UCD), and Dermot Meleady.
From History Ireland: Charles Townshend on making sense of 1916