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7, 14, 21, 28 February: ‘Pull down a Horseman: the secret meeting that agreed the date for the Easter Rising’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

Each Sunday throughout February the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History) hosted performances of Eugene McCabe’s one-act play Pull Down a Horseman: the secret meeting that agreed the date for the Easter Rising. Originally written to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, the play is based on actual events and dramatises the…

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11 February 2016: Lecture: ‘The archaeology of a decade of war: the landscape of the Easter Rising’, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Thursday 11 February Lar Joye, Curator, National Museum of Ireland, gave a lecture on ‘The landscape of the Easter Rising’ as part of the ongoing ‘Archaology of a decade of war’ series. being hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916 public engagement programme. This examine the 1916 Rising from a military…

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8-10 October 2015: ‘The Great War signal corps’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On 8-10 October 2015 the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History) hosted The Great War Signal Corps, a piece of musical theatre developed by composer George Higgs with Tonnta vocal ensemble directed by Robbie Blake, that explored the writings and messages of the Irish soldiers in the First World War. The Great War Signal Corps…

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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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2 February-30 April 2015: ‘Pals: the Irish at Gallipoli’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

Between 2 February and 30 April 2015 the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, hosted Pals: the Irish at Gallipoli. Award-winning theatrical producers ANU Productions present an immersive World War One experience, based on the events surrounding the campaign at Gallipoli in Turkey and inspired by the previously untold stories of the…

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