Glasnevin Cemetery Spring Lecture Series 2020

Glasnevin Cemetery Spring Lecture Series

The Spring Lecture Serieis produced in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, School of History and Humanities.


Location: The Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Price: €6.00 for one lecture or €20.00 for a series ticket.


Lecture 1: Archives, ashes and amnesia: the life, death and resurrection of Public Record Office of Ireland.


Speaker: Dr Ciarán Wallace, Beyond 2022 Project, TCD


Ciarán Wallace is Deputy Director of Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury, a state-funded collaboration at Trinity College Dublin between historians, archivists and computer scientists to virtually recreate, as far as possible, the collections lost in the destruction of the Four Courts in 1922.


Thursday, 20th February, 7-8.30pm, booking available *here*


Lecture 2: Death, burial and sites of memory in 19th-20th century Ireland.

Speaker: Dr Georgina Laragy, Glasnevin/TCD


Dr Georgina Laragy is Glasnevin Trust Assistant Professor in Public History and Cultural History with research interests in death, institutions and Irish social history of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Thursday, 27th February, 7-8.30pm, booking available *here*



Lecture 3: Remembering the Forgotten – The Story of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park?


Speaker: Michael Foley, author of The Bloodied Field and Sunday Times Journalist


Michael Foley is a sportswriter for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. His third book, The Bloodied Field, Croke Park, Sunday November 21, 1920, won a GAA MacNamee Award for Best GAA Publication.

He has since been involved in the GAA’s Bloody Sunday Graves Project to erect headstones for eight victims.


Thursday, 5th March, 7-8.30pm, booking available *here*



Lecture 4: Place versus Memory: The Archaeology of Cork’s Landscapes of Revolution

Speaker: Damian Shiels, University of Northumbria

Damian Shiels is an archaeologist and historian who has authored Cork County Council’s centenary publication on Revolutionary-era sites in the county, conducted the first archaeological survey of a War of Independence landscape at Knockraha, Co. Cork, and is the founder of the Landscapes of Revolution Project.

Thursday, 12th March,  7-8.30pm, booking available *here*


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