FORTHCOMING EVENTS

6 February 2019: ‘Girls in silk kimonos’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 6 February 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, will host a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster…

30 January 2019: ‘Girls in silk kimonos’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 30 January 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, will host a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster…

26 January 2019: ‘1919: Birth of a counter-state’, DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Dublin 9

On Saturday 26 January DCU will host a seminar entitled ‘1919: Birth of a counter state’. This will explore the beginnings of the Irish War of Independence and the establishment of the structures of a counter state with the foundation of the first Dáil Éireann in January 1919. Speakers will include Catriona Crowe, Anne Dolan (TCD);…

26 January 2019: ‘An Chéad Dáil: Centenary of the First Dáil seminar’, Wexford Library

On Saturday 26 January 2019 Wexford Town Library will commemorate the centenary of the First Dáil with a half day seminar. Speakers will include Elaine Callinan (Carlow College), Maurice Manning (NUI), and Jim Ryan. The seminar will begin at 10am in Wexford Town Library, Wexford. Please contact the library on 053 9196760 to book a place…

23 January 2019: ‘Sworn to be free: a nation reborn’, Naas, Co. Kildare

On Wednesday 23 January 2019  Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee will present a commemorative event, entitled ‘Sworn to be free: a nation reborn’, to mark the centenary of the meeting of the first Dáil Éireann in 1919. Of the 73 Sinn Féin MP’s who constituted themselves as the TD’s of the first Dáil only 28…