17 April 2016: Unveiling of Carlow 2016 memorial, Bagenalstown. Co. Carlow

On Sunday 17 April the unveiling of the Carlow 2016 Memorial for the Municipal District of Muinebheag in honour of Fr. Albert Bibby, Regent Street, Bagenalstown and Nurse Margaret Kehoe, Leighlinbridge, took place at the Lower Stream/Beachers Hill, Leighlinbridge Road, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. The guest speaker was Dr Maurice Manning, chair of the Ireland 2016…

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16 April 2016: Sheehy-Skeffington School: ‘The Irish citizen in 2016: revival, revolution and rights’, Ireland Institute, Pearse St, Dublin 2

On Saturday 16 April 2016 the annual Sheehy-Skeffington school took place in the Ireland Institute, Pearse St, Dublin 2, on the subject of ‘The Irish citizen in 2016: revival, revolution, and rights’. Named in honour of Francis and Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington. Speakers included Carol Coulter, Lar Joye, Declan Kiberd and Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington. Explore the full programme…

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15 April 2016: ‘The twelve apostles of Athenry’, Athenry Heritage Centre, Co. Galway

On Friday 15 April 2016 Athenry Heritage Centre presented ‘The Twelve Apostles of Athenry’, a centenary event commemorating the twelve Athenry men jailed for taking part in the Easter Rising in County Galway. The event included presentations by Conor MacNamara  (NUI Galway), and Kevin Jordan, who spoke about his new book ‘Rebellion In Athenry’; re-enactments; and music. It…

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15 April 2016: Premiere of ‘The 1916 song project’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Friday 15 April the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, hosted the premiere of The 1916 song project. This is a national research and performance project devised and produced by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert for the 2016 centenary programme, and features some of the country’s most respected traditional singers and songwriters. The singers taking part…

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14 April 2016: Casement lecture series: ‘One bold deed of open treason’, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Dublin 2

On 14 April 2016 Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane presented the latest in its ongoing series of evening lecture on the life of Sir Roger Casement: ‘One bold deed of open treason’: the appalling vista of Roger Casement’s trial’, by Angus Mitchell. For over twenty years, Sir John Lavery’s great history painting of Casement’s appeal lay…

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