6 October 2016: Lecture on ‘The archeological landscape of the War of Independence and Civil War’, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Thursday 6 October 2016 the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, presented a lecture in its series ‘The archaeology of a decade of war’, entitled ‘The archeological landscape of the War of Independence and Civil War’, by Damien Shiels (Rubicon). This was hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916…

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5 October 2016: Lecture on ‘Commemoration and public history: 1916 Rising’, Ulster Museum, Belfast

On Wednesday 5 October the Ulster Museum  hosted a lunchtime lecture by Prof. Mary Daly (UCD/RIA), entitled ‘Commemoration and public history: 1916 Rising’. This lecture explored how the 1916 Rising has been commemorated, including consideration of the message of the 1966 anniversary celebrations in the Republic of Ireland, the organisation of various unofficial commemorations in Northern…

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30 September-1 October 2016: James Fintan Lalor Autumn School: ‘1916: Looking back, looking forward’, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

On Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 the fourth annual James Fintan Lalor Autumn School, entitled ‘1916: Looking back, looking forward, took place in Portlaoise, Co. Laois. This was a weekend of drama, music, debates and political discussion inspired by the writings of James Fintan Lalor. As the programme of commemoration for the…

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9 September-7 October 2016: ‘Commemorating 1916’ exhibition, Pearse Museum, Dublin 16

From 9 September 2016 onwards the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, hosted an exhibition entitled ‘Commemorating 1916: An exhibition of work by students of the of the Higher National Diploma in Classical and Computer Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education’. In autumn 2015 second year students studying animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education…

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