Exhibitions

23 May 2016: Launch of St Andrew’s School Roll Records Digitisation Project, St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Dublin 2

On Monday 23 May the St Andrew’s School Roll Records Digitisation Project was launched in St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St, Dublin 2. This ongoing collaborative community project between students of Trinity College Dublin and St Andrews Resource Centre is digitising the school records of St Andrews National School from 1895 onwards, to provide…

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27 April 2016: Lecture on ‘"The triumph of failure": Desmond Ryan (1893-1964): writing the history of the Easter rising’, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 27 April 2016 the Royal Irish Academy presented the fourth in its lunchtime lecture series on ‘Intellectual life in Ireland 1910-1920’. This series accompanies an exhibition on the same theme. Lawrence White of the RIA Dictionary of Irish Biography will give lecture entitled ‘”The triumph of failure”: Desmond Ryan (1893-1964): writing the history…

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21 April 2016: Opening of ‘Casement in Kerry: a revolutionary journey’, Kerry County Museum, Tralee, Co. Kerry

On Thursday 21 April 2016 Kerry County Museum opened a new exhibition entitled Casement in Kerry: a revolutionary journey. Roger Casement’s landing at Banna Strand on Good Friday 1916 was a pivotal event in the run-up to the rebellion that broke out in Dublin a few days later. The exhibition explores Casement’s fascinating life journey; from crown…

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15 April 2016: ‘The twelve apostles of Athenry’, Athenry Heritage Centre, Co. Galway

On Friday 15 April 2016 Athenry Heritage Centre presented ‘The Twelve Apostles of Athenry’, a centenary event commemorating the twelve Athenry men jailed for taking part in the Easter Rising in County Galway. The event included presentations by Conor MacNamara  (NUI Galway), and Kevin Jordan, who spoke about his new book ‘Rebellion In Athenry’; re-enactments; and music. It…

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14 April 2016: Casement lecture series: ‘One bold deed of open treason’, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Dublin 2

On 14 April 2016 Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane presented the latest in its ongoing series of evening lecture on the life of Sir Roger Casement: ‘One bold deed of open treason’: the appalling vista of Roger Casement’s trial’, by Angus Mitchell. For over twenty years, Sir John Lavery’s great history painting of Casement’s appeal lay…

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31 March 2016: ‘Limerick and 1916’ symposium, Hunt Museum, Limerick

On Thursday 31 March the Hunt Museum, Limerick hosted a symposium on ‘Limerick and 1916’, to accompany the ‘Limerick and the 1916 Rising’ exhibition at the museum. The exhibition focuses on the Daly Family collection held at Glucksman library, University of Limerick. 
The symposium contextualised the exhibition within the wider history of 1916 while highlighting Limerick…

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29 March 2016: Opening of Killorglin 1916 centenary committee exhibition, Killorglin Library, Co. Kerry

On Tuesday 29 March 2016 an exhibition organised by Killorglin 1916 centenary committee opened at Killorglin Library. Co. Kerry. This focuses on the deaths of three members of the Irish Volunteers at Ballykissane Pier on Good Friday 1916; they had been attempting to facilitate the landing of weapons from the German vessel Aud. The exhibition is free…

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