FB_20150121_15_52_17_Saved_PictureOn 19 February 2015, Glasnevin Trust in association with Trinity College Dublin launched its 2015 spring lecture series entitled ‘Becoming revolutionary: The year before 1916’. The lecture series examined the lives of a number of Irish revolutionaries, to explain how they became involved in a cycle of events that would culminate in the rebellion of 1916. What were they doing in 1915? The series interrogated the lives of some of the lesser-known revolutionaries. The speakers and topics were as follows:

 

Thursday 19 February: Brian Hughes (TCD), ‘We can fight and we can die: Michael Mallin and the Irish Citizen Army’

 

Thursday 26 February: Helen Litton, ‘Tom and Kathleen Clarke: The final year’

 

Thursday 5 March: Eunan O’Halpin (TCD), ‘General Maxwell: Maker of martyrs’

 

Thursday 12 March: Maeve Casserly (NLI), ‘Rosie Hackett: Bridging the divide – trade unionist, nationalist and women’s rights activist’

 

Thursday 19 March: Séamas Ó Síocháin (Maynooth University), “This awful calamity in Europe”: Casement in Germany, 1915’

 

Thursday 26 March: Sinead McCoole (Jackie Clarke Collection), ‘Elizabeth O’Farrell before 1916’

 

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