On Saturday 30 April the Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project organised a parade and plaque unveiling to commemorate sixteen unarmed civilian men and boys killed by the South Staffordshire Regiment during house-t0-house searches on North King Street, Dublin 7, in the final days of the 1916 Rising. The parade assembled at 2.00pm at Kavanagh’s Pub…

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On Wednesday 27 April 2016 the Royal Irish Academy presented the fourth in its lunchtime lecture series on ‘Intellectual life in Ireland 1910-1920’. This series accompanies an exhibition on the same theme. Lawrence White of the RIA Dictionary of Irish Biography will give lecture entitled ‘”The triumph of failure”: Desmond Ryan (1893-1964): writing the history…

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On Saturday 23 April Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse St, Dublin 2, hosted a seminar on ‘Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising’, based on the forthcoming book of the same name. Speakers included Evelyn Conway (DPL), Donal Fallon (UCD), John Gibney (Glasnevin Trust/TCD), John Grenham, and Martin Maguire (DKIT). Explore the full programme…

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From Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April a commemorative weekend took place at Camden Fort Meagher, overlooking Cork Harbour, in recognition of the scuttling of the German arms ship Aud within view of the fort on 22 April 1916. Camden Fort Meagher has organised a 1916 musical gathering, involving a military tattoo and performances of traditional music. A number…

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On Thursday 21 April 2016 Kerry County Museum opened a new exhibition entitled Casement in Kerry: a revolutionary journey. Roger Casement’s landing at Banna Strand on Good Friday 1916 was a pivotal event in the run-up to the rebellion that broke out in Dublin a few days later. The exhibition explores Casement’s fascinating life journey; from crown…

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