On Wednesday 20 April 2016 NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies hosted the fourth and final 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 final interview will take place with the artist Robert Ballagh.
Questions addressed during the interview will include: 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 One, and took place in the Ó hEocha Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway from 6.30-8pm.
Learn more about NUI Galway’s 1916 centenary programme, A nation rising.