Exhibitions

7 December 2015: National Library of Ireland launches 2016 centenary programme and Eamon Ceannt papers online, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Monday, 7 December 2015, the National Library of Ireland launched its 2016 programme, including the release of a unique digital repository of personal papers and photographs that tell the story of the momentous events of 1916. To mark the launch of the programme by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, TD,…

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20-21 November 2015: ‘What’s your 1916 story?’ Historical evaluation days, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11.

On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November Glasnevin Trust hosted two historical evaluation days related to the 1916 Rising, which provided members of the public with an opportunity to obtain a free historical assessment of Easter Rising artefacts and heirlooms. Members of the public were encouraged to along any contemporary items of relevance, including documents, letters, diaries,…

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18 November 2015: ‘The decade of commemorations: showcasing resources and new pathways for research’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On 18 November Trinity College Dublin hosted a workshop entitled ‘The decade of commemorations: showcasing resources and new pathways for research’ This was  part of the Library of Trinity College Dublin’s ‘The library of the future; the future of the library programme of activities for 2015-16. The lunchtime event introduced a series of innovative initiatives…

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13-14 November 2015: ‘1916 Roadshow’, Waterford Treasures Museum, Waterford

On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November Waterford Treasures hosted a ‘1916 Roadshow’ as part of the preparations for a permanent exhibition to commemorate the 1916 Rising. They were particularly interested in hearing from relatives of members of the following organisations in Waterford prior to 1922: Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League); Sinn Féin; Cumann na mBan; Na Fianna Éireann;…

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17 October 2015: Opening of ‘Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915): a centenary perspective’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Saturday 17 October 2015 a new exhibition entitled ‘Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915): a centenary perspective’ opened at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2. It has been curated to mark the centenary of Lane’s death on the Lusitania in May 1915. The exhibition aims to give a more rounded view of Lane’s life and personality, his…

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3 October 2015: ‘Easter Week remembered: a morning of talks previewing the forthcoming exhibition on the 1916 Rising’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Saturday 3 October the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a series of advance presentations on the themes and artefacts of the forthcoming exhibition, ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’, due to open at Collins Barracks in February 2016. This event was part of the museum’s programme for…

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