Exhibitions

5 May 2017: Launch of ‘Portraits: Women of Cork and the US. Navy 1917-1919’, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

On Friday 5 May Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, hosted the opening of a new exhibition curated by Damien Shiels (Rubicon), entitled Portraits: women of Cork and the US Navy, 1917-19. In 1917 thousands of American naval servicemen came to Ireland to participate in the First World War. Their interactions with local women, particularly…

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‘A name unmade: Francis Ledwidge’, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath, April-June 2017

On Thursday 27 April Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Co. Meath, hosted the opening of A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917), an exhibition of new and recent work by contemporary visual artists presented in response to the life and work of Ledwidge as poet, naturalist, activist, nationalist, and soldier. Select archival and biographical material, as well as…

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20 April 2017: Launch of ‘Portrait of a century’ exhibition, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Wednesday 20 April 2017 President Michael D. Higgins launched the exhibition Portrait of a century at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. This photographic exhibition by Dublin-born photographer Kim Haughton was intended to encapsulate modern Ireland in the century after the Easter Rising via portraits of 100 individuals,…

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28 January 2017: Leaving Cert History Conference: ‘Al changed, changed utterly: Revising the Rising’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Saturday 28 January 2017 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a conference for senior cycle Leaving Certificate teachers and students entitled ‘All changed, changed utterly: Revising the Rising’. This will focus on the aftermath and legacy of the Easter Rising of 1916. Speakers included Donal…

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13 December 2016: ‘Remembering 1916, recording 2016′ web archive awards, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 13 December 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the awards ceremony to announce the top ten websites nominated by the public for the ‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ web archive collection. The websites will be preserved in the NLI’s National Web Archive and the winners were announced by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and…

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8 December 2016: Finding a voice: Dermot Bolger at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On 8 December 2016 the National Museum of Ireland, and Poetry Ireland hosted an evening of performance, music and conversation to mark Dermot Bolger’s residency at the museum. As part of the National Museum of Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries Public Programme, poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger held his six-month residency with us in Collins Barracks…

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6 December 2016: ‘Published in 1916: James Joyce’s ‘A portrait of the artist as a young man’, National Library of Ireland Dublin 2

On Tuesday 6 December 2016 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, hosted a public lecture by Prof. Hans Walter Gabler (Munich). The National Library holds James Joyce’s holograph fair copy of A portrait of the artist as a young man. Commemorating the centenary of the novel’s publication as a book presented an occasion…

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6 December 2016: Joint launch of ‘Proclaiming a Republic’ and National Museum Historical Collections Online, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On 6 December 2016, the National Museum of Ireland launched online a sample of 10,000 records covering a range of topics and object types from this period, from uniforms, flags, letters, photographs and firearms to the personal relics of the Irish men and women who fought for an independent Ireland. The historical collections at the…

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