Tuesday 21 May 2019

This Week's 1916 Events, Mar 14-20

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

Tuesday 15 March

Thomas F. Martin, ‘The Royal Munster Fusiliers and Gallipoli’, 7.30pm, Killarney Library, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Symposium on ‘The 1916 proclamation in its national and international context’, 6pm, Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Saturday 19 March

SIPTU conference:  ‘Workers and the Rising’, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1:

Sunday 20 March

1916 Commemoration Day and launch of DVD: ‘Easter Rising in Galway: the forgotten heroes’, 3.30pm, Killeeneen, Craughwell, Co. Galway.

Margaret Kelleher, ‘1916: Its Impact on Drama and Literature’, 3pm, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2.

Exhibition to visit

The National Library of Ireland have created a new, must-see exhibition on the Rising drawn from the 15,000 articles in its Easter Week collection: Proclaiming a Republic: the 1916 Rising, explores the ideas, movements and personalities of early 20th century Ireland, the dramatic events of Easter Week, the impact it had on the city and its citizens, and Ireland as a whole.

If you only get to one 1916 exhibition, then this has to be one. It runs in Collins Barracks, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 2-5pm. Admission free.

1916 Online

If you enjoyed the Google Street View tour of 1916, then you might like to explore some of the ‘Ireland Easter Rising 1916’ entries on Google Cultural Institute. These consist of online exhibitions from the Abbey Theatre, Glasnevin Cemetery, the National Library, the Royal Irish Academy, and Trinity College Dublin, and can be browsed at:


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