On Tuesday 6 March 2018 the National Gallery of Ireland hosted ‘John Redmond and the Irish Parliamentary Party: A centenary symposium’. This was a central event of the John Redmond commemorative programme planned for March 2018. One hundred years after his death on 6 March 1918, this symposium reassessed Redmond and the achievements of the Irish…

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On Wednesday 18 October 2017 Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht launched  Centenary, a book commissioned to document the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme at home and abroad.  Centenary was edited by Ronan McGreevy, of The Irish Times. Centenary documents how 1916 was remembered last year at home and abroad and includes significant…

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September 2017 marked the centenaries of the death and funeral of Thomas Ashe (1885-1917). Originally from Kerry and a teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in many of the major nationalist and republican organisations of the pre-independence period, and during the Easter Rising successfully led the Irish Volunteers at the battle of Ashbourne…

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On 8 December 2016 the National Museum of Ireland, and Poetry Ireland hosted an evening of performance, music and conversation to mark Dermot Bolger’s residency at the museum. As part of the National Museum of Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries Public Programme, poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger held his six-month residency with us in Collins Barracks…

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