Thursday 19 January 2017

Legacy of the Rising debated at UCD event

Published 06/02/2016 | 02:30

Dr Fearghal McGarry, historian at Queens University; Dr Emelie Pine, School of English; and Dr Conor Mulvagh, lecturer in Irish History, pictured at UCD. Photo: Arthur Carron
Dr Fearghal McGarry, historian at Queens University; Dr Emelie Pine, School of English; and Dr Conor Mulvagh, lecturer in Irish History, pictured at UCD. Photo: Arthur Carron

The legacy of the 1916 Easter Rising and its modern day relevance will be debated today at a major conference hosted by UCD.

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'Globalising the Rising: 1916 in context' will feature renowned national and international speakers.

Dr Fearghal McGarry, of Queens University Belfast, will present a keynote address entitled 'A Land Beyond the Wave: Transnational Reflections on Easter 1916'.

The conference will conclude with a panel discussion involving three of Ireland's leading history professors Diarmaid Ferriter from UCD, Eunan O'Halpin from Trinity College Dublin and Susan Schreibman from NUI Maynooth.

Tickets for the event at Belfield today are free and can be booked on the internet at: http://bit.ly/1odn8eI

Irish Independent

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