Leagan Gaeilge

2012 Events

Follow the links below to learn more about commemorations as they happen.

22 May 2012: Glasnevin lecture on foundation of the Labour Party

Former Tanaiste Dick Spring gave a lecture at the Glasnevin Museum in Dublin to mark the centenary of James Connolly’s motion, passed by the Irish Trades Union […]


16 May 2012: Annual 1916 commemoration ceremony, Arbour Hill

  President Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter, TD, all attended the annual […]


5 June 2012: ‘James Connolly: Life & legacy’, National Library

In March 2013 O’Brien Press launched a landmark new series of biographies that will chronicle the lives and careers of the 16 men executed after […]


28 April 2012: ‘Understanding 1916 – Approaching 2016’, National Museum

  The National Museum of Ireland held a day of talks and discussion on Saturday 28 April at Collins Barracks to mark the 96th anniversary […]


25 April 2012: ANZAC Day

Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice Equality and Defence attended the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Dawn Remembrance Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse […]


20 April 2012: Launch of Roger Casement exhibition, National Museum

On 20 April 2012 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, launched an exhibition of artifacts relating to the life of Sir Roger […]


19 April 2012: Presbyterian Conference: ‘Citizenship, Covenant and Christ’, Belfast

On 19 April 2012 Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, spoke at a conference of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland to mark […]


12 April 2012: ‘Titanic’ commemoration, Cobh

  On 12 April 2012 over 5,000 people attended a commemoration service in Cobh, held for all those who died on the Titanic. The luxury liner […]


11 April 2012: John Redmond memorial address, Waterford

11 April 2012 was the centenary of the introduction of Third Home Rule Bill for Ireland in the Westminster parliament.   To mark the anniversary […]



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