Easter Rising

1-3 December 2017: ‘Street stories’ festival, Dublin 7

From Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December the annual Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project ‘Street Stories’ festival took place in a range of venues in and around Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Women after 1916: They didn’t go away’. It focused on the stories of women activists in the…

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18 November 2017: Reflecting on a decade of war and revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Propaganda and mobilisation: Ireland from Rising to conscription crisis, 1916-1918, UCD, Dublin 4

On Saturday 18 November 2017 Universities Ireland, the network of university presidents and vice-chancellors on the island of Ireland, sponsored the sixth in a series of conferences to commemorate the centenary of key events in the history of modern Ireland ranging from the Ulster Covenant, through the First World War and the 1916 Rising, to…

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14 November 2017: ‘"The horror! The horror!" Joseph Conrad, Roger Casement and history’s heart of darkness’, Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 14 November 2017 the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2, hosted a lecture by Angus Mitchell entitled ‘”The horror! The horror!” Joseph Conrad, Roger Casement and history’s heart of darkness’. Poland’s greatest writer in the English language, Joseph Conrad, and Ireland’s multidimensional revolutionary, Roger Casement, shared a humble dwelling in Matadi, on the lower…

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18 October 2017: Launch of ‘Centenary’ 2016 commemorative book, GPO, Dublin 1

On Wednesday 18 October 2017 Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht launched  Centenary, a book commissioned to document the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme at home and abroad.  Centenary was edited by Ronan McGreevy, of The Irish Times. Centenary documents how 1916 was remembered last year at home and abroad and includes significant…

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4 October 2017: Launch of ‘Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, suffragette and Sinn Féiner: Her memoirs and political writings’, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 4 October the Royal Irish Academy hosted the launch of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, suffragette and Sinn Féiner: Her memoirs and political writings, edited by Margaret Ward. Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was the most significant feminist in twentieth-century Ireland. An advocate of feminism, socialism, and republicanism, her organisational abilities were recognised by the leaders of the Easter Rising,…

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22 September 2017: State event to commemorate centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

On Friday 22 September 2017 Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11, hosted the official state commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe (1885-1917). Originally from Kerry and a teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including the Gaelic League, the…

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21 September 2017: Launch of ‘Those of us who must die: execution, exile and revival after the Easter Rising’, Richmond Barracks, Dublin 7

On Thursday 21 September Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 7, hosted the launch of Derek Molyneux and Darren Kelly’s Those of us about to die: execution, exile and revival after the Easter Rising. The book is a sequel to their previous work on the Easter Rising, and deals with the aftermath of the Rising, the court-martials and executions…

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15 September 2017: Tionól Mhic Easmainn/Roger Casement gathering, Tralee, Co. Kerry

On Friday 15 September 2017, the Tionól Mhic Easmainn/Roger Casement gathering took place at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This annual event is organised to commemorate and the examine the life and career of the colonial official, humanitarian and Irish republican Roger Casement (1864-1916), who was captured by the RIC at McKenna’s Fort, near Banna Strand…

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13 September 2017: Launch of ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’, Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 13 September the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of the Atlas of the Irish Revolution, edited by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy, with John Borgonovo, and published by Cork University Press. The Atlas of the Irish Revolution is a landmark publication that presents scholarship…

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