On Friday 26 August Maynooth University hosted a one-day symposium entitled ‘Revolutionary masculinities’. This  explored the significance of concepts of masculinity and male identity in public life and political discourse during the revolutionary decade 1912-23. Speakers included Maeve Casserly, Brian Hughes, and Jennifer Redmond. Follow this link for the conference programme From the International encyclopaedia…

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On Sunday 21 August 2016 Glasnevin Trust hosted the annual Collins-Griffith commemoration, marking the deaths of both Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins in August 1922. Each year, in mid-August, the Collins-Griffith Commemoration Society organises the ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery to commemorate the lives and legacies of two of the chief architects of the Irish Free State.…

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On Sunday 14 August 2016  the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo hosted a rare performance by the award winning playwright and actor, Donal O’Kelly, of his one-man 50 minute play, Hairy Jaysus, which examines Francis Sheehy-Skeffington’s legacy as viewed through the eyes of a Dublin street beggar today. The performance…

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On 3 August 2016 an exhibition entitled ‘Sir Roger Casement: voice of the voiceless’, opened at the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, to mark the centenary of his execution on 3 August 1916. Roger Casement (1864-1916) was born in Sandycove, Co. Dublin, the youngest child of four of an Antrim family.…

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