Thursday 23 May 2019

This Week's Events, Apr 25-1 May

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

Tuesday 26 April

Lecture and performance of ‘Songs of the 1916 Rising’ with Francis Devine and friends, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2, 1.10pm. Admission free, no booking required.

Wednesday 27 April

Public interview: Robert Ballagh 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 Lawrence White on ‘”The triumph of failure”: Desmond Ryan (1893-1964): writing the history of the Easter rising’. Academy House, Dawson St, Dublin 2, 1pm. Admission free, no booking required.

Sunday 30 April

Parade and unveiling of plaque to victims of North King St Massacre, organised by Smithfield and Stoneybatter Peoples History Project. Assemble outside Kavanagh’s Pub, Aughrim St, Dublin 7 at 2pm.


If anyone attended the league finals in Croke Park and then stayed for the Laochra 1916 comemmoration that followed, they might like to listen back to this recent Documentary on One offering that recalls when Kerry ‘turned up’ to play Louth while interned in Frongoch after the Rising: listen back to ‘The all-Ireland behind barbed wire’ here:


Marsh's Library have just launched their new 1916 exhibition, 1916: tales from the other side, which explores how minority communities in Ireland experience 1916 and its legacy:


Given that this is the actual centenary of the Rising, here are two websites about two locations associated with the Rising and are well worth exploring.

DIT have produced ‘Workers and rebels: Jacob’s Factory 1913-16’ (, while Maynooth University have created a virtual version of one of the most famous incidents of the Rising in ‘Contested memories: the battle of Mount Street Bridge’ (

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