This Week's Events, Apr 18-24
Here's a selection of talks, lectures, exhibitions and events on 1916 that are on around the country this week.
Tuesday 19 April
Lecture by Las Fallon, ‘Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2, 1.10pm. Admission free, no booking required.
Wednesday 20 April
Public interview: Peter McVerry in conversation with Vincent Woods about the legacy of 1916, Ó hEocha Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway, 6.30pm. Admission free, no booking required.
Thursday 21 April
The only state event outside Dublin for the 2016 centenary will be taking place in Ballykissane and Tralee to mark the centenary of the events around the Aud gun-running and the return to Ireland of Roger Casement: full details at http://www.ireland.ie/events/commemorative-event-sir-roger-casement
Friday 22 April-Sunday 24 April
Aud commemorative weekend, Crosshaven, Co. Cork: full details at http://www.ireland.ie/events/aud-commemorative-weekend-crosshaven
Saturday 23 April
‘Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising: a seminar’, Pearse St Public Library, 9.45am-3.30pm. Admission free, no booking required: full details at http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/dublin-city
Sunday 24 April
Lecture by Hilary Pyle, ‘James Stephens, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the insurrection of 1916’, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, 3pm. Admission free, no booking required.
Donal Dineen and Jimmie Eadie produced a remarkable ‘soundscape’ drama about 1916 for RTE’s Drama on One series, called 100; it’s well worth listening back to online and can be found here: http://www.rte.ie/drama/radio/plays/2016/0321/776342-100-by-donal-dineen-and-jimmy-eadie/
Kerry County Museum in Tralee will be opening a new dedicated Roger Casement exhibition on Friday 21 April: http://kerrymuseum.ie/casement-in-kerry-a-revolutionary-journey/
A remarkable exhibition on the 262 civilian casualties of the Rising, each of whom has been commemorated with a model of a house, will be closing on 24 April in the National Botanic Gardens: find out more at http://1916sackvillestreet.com/
UCD and Dublin City Council have teamed up to create a very interesting new blog, The archaeology of 1916, which explores the Easter Rising through the traces it left on Dublin’s streetscape: https://thearchaeologyof1916.wordpress.com/