From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 January 2016 Dublin City University (St Patrick’s Campus) hosted Scoil Gheimhridh Merriman 2016 on the theme of 1916 and Dublin: ‘Sráideanna naofa Átha Cliath: Baile Átha Cliath agus Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916’. The conference took place as Gaeilge at DCU’s St Patrick’s Campus, Dublin 9. View the full…

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On Tuesday 26 Heather Humphreys TD, Minster for Arts, heritage and the Gaeltacht was yesterday (Tuesday 26 January) joined by Professor Mike Cronin (Academic Director, Boston College) and Glen Killane (Managing Director of Television, RTÉ) for the launch of the new Boston College/Century Ireland 1916 online exhibition at the National Library of Ireland. Created specially…

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On Saturday 23 January 2016 Dublin City University hosted a one-day event entitled ‘1916 in context: a public symposium’, organised by the School of History & Geography at DCU’s St Patrick’s Campus. This saw experts from across the country explain and illustrate the key political, cultural and military developments. This public symposium made accessible to a general…

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On Saturday 23 January 2016 St Patrick’s Cathedral  hosted an event entitled ‘Remembering the past: an exploration of memory’. This one day seminar explored issues relating to history, memory and theology in relation to 1916. It addressed the ethics of remembrance, the difference between history and memory, as well as what scripture teaches about commemoration.…

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On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 January 2016 NUI Galway hosted a conference entitled ‘Proclaiming the Revolution’, which will focus on the 1916 proclamation, it’s ideological underpinnings, and the significance of its tenets during the revolutionary period. Speakers included Brian Hanley, Sinead McCoole, W.J. McCormack, Conor McNamara, Emmet O’Connor and Eamon Ó Cúiv TD. Key…

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Between Thursday 21 January and Saturday 23 January the Abbey Theatre hosted the third in its annual symposium series, entitled Theatre of Change. This follows the successful symposiums on Theatre of Memory (2014) and Theatre of War (2015). The 2016 symposium focused on changes faced by Ireland in the near future. Speakers included Penny Arcade, Sarah Browne, Joseph…

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On Thursday 21 January 2016 the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) organised a conference entitled The future of our past: remembering and reassessing 1916’. The conference, to be held in Belfast, sought to explore the events of 100 years ago and discuss how they came to exert such a central place in how Ireland views its…

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