Exhibitions

6 December 2016: Launch of ‘Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a lost landscape’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Tuesday 6 December 2016 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted the launch of a new online project entitled Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a lost landscape. This is a collaboration between the Digital Repository of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, National Museum…

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Major National Gallery of Ireland exhibition: ‘Creating history’, 8 October 2016-15 January 2017

From 8 October 2016 to 15 January 2017 the National Gallery of Ireland will host the major exhibition Creating history: stories of Ireland in art. This exhibition represents the Gallery’s principal contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. It brings together over 50 paintings spanning the seventeenth century to the 1930s, depicting or inspired by episodes in…

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New exhibition on the Catholic Church and 1916: ‘Ministry, advocacy and compassion’, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1

On Friday 23 September 2016 Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmaid Martin, launched a new audio-visual exhibition on the role of Catholic priests and nuns in the 1916 Rising in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. Ministry, advocacy and compassion compiles newly–released documents and relics from 10 different religious archives to…

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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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23 September-8 October 2016: Dublin Festival of History

The 2016 Dublin Festival of History took place from 23 September to 8 October 2016. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted in 2013, and consists of a wide range of events: a series of lectures and discussions hosted in Dublin Castle Printworks; walking tours, public talks hosted in Dublin…

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17-18 September 2016: Spike Island 1916, ‘Aud’ and War of Independence prisoners commemoration weekend, Spike Island, Cork Harbour

On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 September 2016 Spike Island, Cork Harbour, hosted a commemorative weekend exploring the history of Spike Island during the Irish Revolution. Formerly the site of a Royal Navy installation, in the aftermath of the Easter Rising of 1916 the crew of the gun-running ship Aud and two senior Irish Volunteer…

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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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3 August 2016: Opening of ‘Sir Roger Casement: voice of the voiceless, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On 3 August 2016 an exhibition entitled ‘Sir Roger Casement: voice of the voiceless’, opened at the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, to mark the centenary of his execution on 3 August 1916. Roger Casement (1864-1916) was born in Sandycove, Co. Dublin, the youngest child of four of an Antrim family.…

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