Monday 20 May 2019

This Week’s 1916 Events

Glasnevin Cemetery
Glasnevin Cemetery

John Gibney

Here's a selection of talks, lectures, exhibitions and events on 1916 that are on around the country this week.

Tuesday  1 March

Daithí Ó Corráin (DCU), ‘The Irish Volunteers’, 7.30pm, Killarney Library. Admission free.

Brian Hanley, ‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising’, 1pm, Central Library, ILAC Centre Dublin 2. Admission free, booking required. T: 01-8734333 E:

Wednesday 2 March

‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising’, 6.30pm, Rathmines Library, Dublin 6. Admission free, booking required T: 01-4973539 E:

Thursday 3 March 

Padraig Yeates (SIPTU), ‘Life and crime in the city before the Rising’, 7pm, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. Admission €10. To book contact (0)1 882 6577 or email:

Saturday 5 March

Ray Bateson, ‘Those who died on Easter Monday’, 2.15pm,  Blanchardstown Library, Co. Dublin. Admission free, booking essential: contact 01-8905563 or book online at

Other events

Monday 29 Feb-4 March

Dublin Lyric Players present Eugene McCabe’s  Pull Down a Horseman: the secret meeting that agreed the date for the Easter Rising, about the secret meeting between James Connolly, Patrick Pearse and other republican leaders that fixed a date for what became the Easter Rising. 1pm-1.45pm, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin. Admission costs €7 at the door.

Saturday 5 March

History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘Women of the Irish revolution’, with History Ireland editor Tommy Graham, and the panelists will be Fearghal McGarry (QUB), Mary McAuliffe (UCD), Margaret Ward and Ailbhe Rogers. 2.30pm, Ardgillan Castle, Skerries, Co. Dublin. Admission free, booking essential:

Saturday 5 March

‘1916 annual conference’ , Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Speakers include John Borgonovo (UCC), Kevin Galligan, and Eve Morrison (UCD). Admission €30 (inc. lunch). To book contact 053 9233540 or email

Exhibition to visit

The National Library of Ireland’s 1916 photography exhibition Rising is running in the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Admission free.


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