Mulcahy: 'Well I had a mattress coming'
The National Museum of Ireland was packed with an eclectic mix of historians, cultural ambassadors, politicians and liggers this week for the launch of the 1916 centenary celebrations.
While most attendees couldn't stop waxing lyrical about the programme and the importance of "recollecting, reimagining and reflecting" on our history, mimic Oliver Callan proved harder to please.
"Well, I'm glad to see they've avoided any twee stereotypes," he quipped, as a harpist wearing a velvet medieval robe, complete with purple cathedral sleeves, took to the stage. "Very original."