Imagineer Productions have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to fund their project exploring the history of the Daimler works in Coventry. Working with their Transformation Group of young people aged 16–24, Daimler Powerhouse: The War Years will explore the impact the Daimler works had on the First World War regionally and nationally.…

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Royal Hospital was founded in 1684 by James Butler, Duke of Ormonde and Viceroy to Charles II, as a home for retired soldiers and continued in that use for almost 250 years. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham…

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Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin. It closed its doors in 1924. Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848,1867 and 1916 were detained and in some…

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In December 1988, the decision was taken at government level to close Collins Barracks as a military installation, and following consultation with a number of committees formed for the purpose, plans were made in September 1993 to develop the site as an extra venue for the National Museum of Ireland. This important decision ensured that…

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Somme100 FILM will bring together 100 live orchestral performance of the iconic, Unesco-listed 1916 film The Battle of the Somme with composer Laura Rossi’s acclaimed score, from July 1st 2016 to July 2017. Project Launch BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Battle of the Somme at Thiepval, France The project commenced on 1 July 2016, with Sakari Oramo conducting the BBC…

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TCD MS 11128 A commemorative concert was held in the Gaiety Theatre on Easter Monday 11 April 1966 as part of a series of events organised by Radio Éireann (now RTÉ) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.  The evening began with the playing of National Anthem and Beethoven’s Eroica symphony, followed by…

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Ar lá Nollaig 1915 i Scoil Éanna, Rath Fearnáin, chuir Pádraig Mac Piarais críoch lena chéad phaimfléad– Ghosts. Ar lá breithe Íosa féin, leag sé amach stair thuiscint na saoirse mar a tháinig sé ó na glúine a d’imigh roimhe- aithreacha an náisiúin- Tone, Emmet, Davis, Lalor, Mitchel agus Parnell ach go háirithe. Mar a…

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TCD MS 2313/4/26/1 The centenary commemorations have fuelled a deeper scholarly interest in the material culture, objects and ephemera associated with the 1916 Rising, and the role of the public in collecting such items. In fact, much of the 1916-related objects in public collections, and which make up the exhibits in most of the major…

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