Sunday 26 May 2019

This Week's Events, Apr 11-17

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

Tuesday 12 April

Lecture by Las Fallon, ‘Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2, 1.10pm. Admission free, no booking required.

Wednesday 13 April

Public interview: Thomas Kilroy in conversation with Vincent Woods about the legacy of 1916, Ó hEocha Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway, 6.30pm. Admission free, no booking required.

Lecture by Arlene Crampsie, ‘Mobilising the masses: the politicisation of the Donegal population before Easter 1916’, Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, 8pm. Admission free, no booking required.

Thursday 14 April

Public lecture by  Joanna Brück, ‘Frongoch camp and the archaeology of internment’, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, Admission free, for booking contact 6334. Not wheelchair accessible.

Public lecture by Angus Mitchell, ‘One bold deed of open treason’: the appalling vista of Roger Casement’s trial’, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Dublin 1, 6.30pm. Admission free, no booking required.

Friday 15 April

Premiere of The 1916 song project, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, 7pm. No booking required, admission €12 (€10 concession) at the door. Pre-book at: Full details at


RTE Radio’s Documentary on One slot recently ran a series of documentaries on the Easter Rising, but one of the most striking related the story of how 1916 in Dublin inspired Indian nationalists in their own struggle against the British Empire: listen back to ‘An Easter re-rising’ here:


Fergal McCarthy’s cartoon history of the Easter Rising has an exhibition all to itself in the Little Musuem of Dublin until 24 April: full details can be found at


Not a lot of people are aware that UCD houses one of the world’s largest folklore archives. The National Folklore Collection was created in the 1930s and while they were initially uninterested in town and city life, in the 1970s they sought to rectify the omission and in the process collected a range of testimonies about the Easter Rising: these have now been released and can be listened to here:

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