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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4-5 November 2016: Mise Éire? Shaping a nation through design, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative arts and history), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a two-day conference exploring the role of design and craft in shaping national or collective identities, asking what does national identity mean today in 21st century Ireland. From the historical perspective of 1916 to contemporary practice, Mise…

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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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25 September 2016: ‘Five months of failure: the Battle of the Somme and the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Sunday 25 September 2016 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, presented a public lecture on the Battle of the Somme by Lar Joye, curator of Military History. This had a particular emphasis on the experiences of the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who were based at the…

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14 August 2016: ‘Writing the past: an afternoon with Dermot Bolger and Donal O’Kelly’, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

On Sunday 14 August 2016  the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo hosted a rare performance by the award winning playwright and actor, Donal O’Kelly, of his one-man 50 minute play, Hairy Jaysus, which examines Francis Sheehy-Skeffington’s legacy as viewed through the eyes of a Dublin street beggar today. The performance…

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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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2, 9, 23 July 2016: Special screening of ‘The Battle of the Somme’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

Throughout July 2016 the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted screenings of UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme as part of its Somme centenary events programme. These were hosted under the auspices of the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership. Shot and screened in 1916, it was the…

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3 July 2016: Exhibition and re-enactment display of First World War equipment, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Sunday 3 July the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted an exhibition of replica uniforms, equipment and arms by Lord Edward’s Own re-enactment group as part of the museum’s Somme centenary programme. Admission was free. From Century Ireland: Myles Dungan on Ireland and the Somme.

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26 May 2016: Lecture on ‘The archaeological landscape of WW1 in Flanders’, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Thursday 26 May 2016 Prof. dr. Jean Bourgeois and dr. Birger Stichelbaut (Ghent University) presented a lecture entitled ‘The archaeological landscape of WW1 in Flanders’, as part of the ongoing ‘Archaeology of a decade of war’ series, being hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916 public engagement programme. This discussed how, thanks…

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