Wednesday 22 May 2019

This Week's 1916 Events

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

Tuesday 8 March

Brian Hanley, ‘Who fears to speak? The legacy of the Rising’, 1pm, Central Library, ILAC Centre Dublin 2. Admission free, booking required. T: 01-8734333 E:

Launch by Lord Mayor of Dublin Criona Ní Dhalaigh of Richmond Barracks 1916: “We were there” – 77 women of the Easter Rising, by Liz Gillis and Mary McAuliffe, 5pm,  Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8. All welcome.

Wednesday 9 March

 ‘Who fears to speak? The legacy of the Rising’, 6.30pm, Rathmines Library, Dublin 6. Admission free, booking required T: 01-4973539 E:

Launch of special 1916 issue of The Stinging Fly, 7pm, Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. All welcome.

Thursday 10 March

Lorcan Collins, ‘Reviewing the Rising: workshop on historical sources’, 6.30pm - 8.30pm Ballyfermot Library. Admission free, booking required. T: 01-6269324 E:

Saturday 12 March

County Kildare Archaeological Society seminar on ‘Remembering 1916’. The seminar will take place in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Full booking details here:

Blanchardstown Castleknock History Society Commemoration Day, , featuring Blanchardstown Brass Band, Cabra Historical Society re-enactment group, and geneology session. 11am-4pm, Fingal County Council Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. All welcome.

Mícheál Ó Doibhilín, ‘Josie McGowan: a brief flame’, 2pm, Rathcoole Community Centre, main St, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.

Sunday 13 March

Brian Crowley, ‘”The strange thing that I am”: A look at the life of P.H. Pearse’, 3pm, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. Admission free, booking required:

Exhibition to visit

The National Gallery of Ireland is hosting an exhibition based around James Stephen’s famous eye-witness account of the Rising, The insurrection in Dublin. It is running in the Beit Wing of the gallery until 24 April and admission is free: full details can be found at

1916 online

Google have come up with a rather snazzy street view tour of Easter Rising Dublin, narrated by Colin Farrell and developed in association with Trinity College Dublin, the National Library of Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy, the Abbey Theatre and Glasnevin Cemetery:  Explore it here:

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