Saturday 25 May 2019

This Week's Events, Apr 04-10

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

Tuesday 5 April

Conor McNamara,  ‘Sean Connolly, City Hall and the 1916 Rising’, 1.10pm, Dublin City Hall. Admission free, all welcome.

Saturday 9 April

Unveiling by Robert Ballagh of LBS Men’s Shed 1916 mural of 1916 Volunteers buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, 2pm, 125A Cedar Court, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin to be followed by music, poetry and drama.

‘Rebellion 1916: a people’s history’, hosted by the Cabra 1916 Rising Committee & East Wall History Group with thanks to Dublin City Council. 10am-4.30pm, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2: full details at

Sunday 10 April

History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘Glasnevin in 1916; 1916 in Glasnevin’. With Conor Dodd, Joe Duffy, John Gibney, and Liz Gillis. 2pm, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. Admission free, all welcome.

Declan Kiberd, ‘James Stephens and the Irish Revival’, 3pm, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Admission free, all welcome.


The 2016 selection for Dublin Public Libraries’ annual One city one book initiative is Fallen, by Lia Mills, which is set against the backdrop of the Easter Rising and First World War. For the first time Belfast will join Dublin for a Two Cities: One Book festival and there will be over 60 events to encourage people to engage with the book during the month including discussions, talks, author readings, music recitals and bus trips between Dublin and Belfast.

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The extraordinary Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina, Co. Mayo bills itself, for good reason, as the ‘most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands’. Words can’t do justice to what the late Jackie Clarke assembled, but the new dedicated 1916 exhibition contains some unique and truly remarkable material: full details at


‘The cricket bat that died for Ireland’: this semi-legendary victim of the Easter Rising is on display in the current exhibition Proclaiming a republic in the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, but has also lent its name to this fascinating and highly entertaining blog by NMI curator Brenda Malone, which brings to light some of the more remarkable objects held by the National Museum. 1916 looms large but there is much more besides:

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