On Saturday 27 February Dublin City University will host a one day seminar on its St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, entitled ‘Children and the Irish Revolution’. This explored children’s engagement with the Irish revolution from a wide range of perspectives and was opened by Joe Duffy (RTÉ). View the full programme here. From History…

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On 26-27 February the Roundwood and district historical and folklore society 1916 centenary seminar took place in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow. This included a History Ireland ‘Hedge School‘ debate on the topic of ‘The 1916 proclamation: then and now’. Speakers included Liam Kennedy (QUB), Mary McAuliffe (UCD), Hunan O’Halpin (TCD), Kevin Whelan (Notre Dame), and Padraig Yeates…

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On Wednesday 17 February 2016 the Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group marked the centenary of the Easter Rising with an evening seminar considering the lives of ‘ordinary’ people in Dublin at the time of the Easter Rising, living at a time when, as Sean O’Casey put it, many felt they were living through a…

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Each Sunday throughout February the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History) hosted performances of Eugene McCabe’s one-act play Pull Down a Horseman: the secret meeting that agreed the date for the Easter Rising. Originally written to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, the play is based on actual events and dramatises the…

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On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February the Military History Society of Ireland held its annual conference, entitled ‘From Sackville St to the Somme: Irishmen and women at war in 1916’, at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. Speakers included Charles Townshend, Nicholas Perry, Stephen Sandford, Martin Staunton, Emmanuel Destenay, Fionnuala Walsh,…

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On 11 February the Irish Polish Society hosted a lecture by Pat Quigley entitled ‘Captain Jack White & the Revolution of the Soul’. White (1879-1946) was a British army veteran who became a Home Ruler, and was involved in the foundation of the Irish Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers. Originally from an Ulster Protestant background,…

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On Thursday 11 February Lar Joye, Curator, National Museum of Ireland, gave a lecture on ‘The landscape of the Easter Rising’ as part of the ongoing ‘Archaology of a decade of war’ series. being hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916 public engagement programme. This examine the 1916 Rising from a military…

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