From Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December the annual Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project ‘Street Stories’ festival took place in a range of venues in and around Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Women after 1916: They didn’t go away’. It focused on the stories of women activists in the…

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On Thursday July 20th at 6.30pm, Glasnevin Trust hosted a public information meeting regarding the proposed construction of the ‘1916 citizens chapel’. The meeting will be held in the Milestone Gallery in the Glasnevin Cemetery museum building. All were welcome to attend.  The meeting provided those present with the opportunity to learn more about ‘The…

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On Wednesday 15 March 2017, as part of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme, Belfast City Hall hosted the launch of Alison Murphy’s Winnie and George: an unlikely union. This joint biography explores the unlikely marriage between the Republican and 1916 veteran Winifred Carney, a Catholic, and her husband George McBride, a UVF and British Army veteran…

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On Thursday 23 February 2016 the Law Library hosted the launch of Jimmy Wren’s The Four Courts Garrison and Mendicity Institution, Easter Week 1916: a biographical dictionary. This work is a sequel to the same authors work on the GPO garrison, and is a detailed biographical dictionary of members of the Irish Volunteers and members of…

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On Tuesday 13 December 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the awards ceremony to announce the top ten websites nominated by the public for the ‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ web archive collection. The websites will be preserved in the NLI’s National Web Archive and the winners were announced by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and…

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History Hub, UCD’s public history website, has have recently launched a series of interviews exploring the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 for people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south. ‘1916 and me / 2016 and us’ consists of more than 40 interviews, recorded in Dublin and Belfast…

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