On Tuesday 30 June 2015 Trinity College Dublin in association with Google launched a new online exhibition entitled The Great War revisited, which is hosted on Google Cultural Institute. This exhibition features 60 exhibits of unique heritage material from TCD’s rare books and manuscripts collections relating to the Great War, including recruiting posters, letters, diaries, photographs,…

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On Saturday 27 June the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation hosted an all-island event, 1916 and the ethics of memory. President Michael D. Higgins delivered the opening address. The purpose of the event, moderated by broadcaster and journalist Olivia O’Leary, was to discuss the most appropriate manner of commemorating the year 1916, which saw…

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On Monday 29 June Mercier Press and Glasnevin Trust launched Shane Kenna’s book Conspirators: a photographic history of Ireland’s revolutionary underground.  The book is a photo-history of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) from its creation in the 1850s to its eventual dissolution in the 1920s. The launch took place at 5.30pm in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. From History Ireland: the…

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On Saturday 27 June Trinity College Dublin hosted the latest in a series of conferences being organised by Universities Ireland (UI) to mark the ‘Decade of Centenaries’, entitled ‘Life and death in 1915’. Universities Ireland in 2003 by the nine university presidents on the island of Ireland to promote and develop cooperation between their institutions (the…

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On 25-26 June the National Gallery of Ireland hosted a two day events entitled Revival to revolution: the literary career of Thomas MacDonagh.  The event was aimed at both academics and the general public and focused on the literary career of UCD lecturer and 1916 leader Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916). It had a particular emphasis on MacDonagh’s involvement in the periodical…

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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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On Saturday 20 June 2015 Trinity College Dublin, in association with St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, hosted a ‘Decade of Centenaries’ symposium entitled ‘The north began: Ulster and the Irish revolution, 1900-1925’. This public event explored the paradox that many of the individuals who revived Irish republicanism in the early twentieth century were from Ulster, yet were…

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