On Friday 31 July, as part of the centenary commemorations of the death of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (1831-1915), the Polish Embassy in Ireland and the Irish Polish Society hosted a lecture by Gabriel Doherty of UCC, entitled ‘Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Irish nationalist & champion of the cause of Poland.’ The lecture took place in the Polish House,…

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On Saturday 11 July 2015 the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland conducted its annual commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8. Members of the public were welcome to attend. This annual event commemorates those who lost their lives in the two World Wars, in particular the estimated…

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On Thursday 8 July a new exhibition, entitled Portraits of the invisible: the Irish in World War One, opened at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin 2In March 2012 the National Library of Ireland held the first of several Irish World War One roadshows. Families were invited to have personal items connected to…

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From Tuesday 23 June to Saturday 4 July ANU Productions presented Glorious Madness, a unique production exploring the experiences of eye-witnesses to the 1916 Easter Rising on the streets where it happened. Supported by Failte Ireland and Dublin City Council, Glorious Madness was an opportunity to see the Rising through the eyes of those whose actions and eye-witness…

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