Rathfarnham Historical Society 1916 History Walk

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Volunteers at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Courtesy of the Pearse Museum.

Rathfarnham Historical Society are holding a  History Walk Commemorating ‘Pearse’s Own’ Rathfarnham 1916 Volunteers

 

 on Saturday 29th April, commencing at 11.30 am

Meet outside the old cemetery gate in Rathfarnham Village (near AIB bank) at 11:30 am. The walk will proceed through the village finishing at the Pearse museum St Enda’s Park. The duration of the walk is approx. 90 minutes. Along the way you’ll pass the homes of most of the local volunteers who fought in the GPO in 1916.
 

All are welcome

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Palmerstown: A Day in the Life, 1916

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There’s lots going on for Palmerstown’s 1916 Commemorative events which are taking place in Palmerstown Parish Centre on Sunday 6th March.

  • 1916 Exhibition – an exhibition on 1916 memorabilia (documents, medals and many other artefacts) by Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteer History Group (dressed in 1916 uniforms)
  • Stories of 1916 Relatives – Talk to residents of Palmerstown about the participation of their parents, grandparents and other relatives, in the Rising.
  • Local Schools’ 1916 Projects – St. Lorcán’s. St. Brigid’s & Stewart’s.
  • 1:00 pm – Unveiling of 1916 Commemorative Plaque at the Coach House, followed by Flag Raising Ceremony at the Parish Centre, including reading of Foróga na Poblachta (Proclamation of the Republic).
  • 1916 Kitchen – Sample authentic Dublin Coddle and Gur Cake as you wander through time to view the historic exhibits.

Join in and add to the atmosphere by dressing up in 1916 costumes!

Palmerstown Parish Centre, 1:00-6:00 pm, Sunday 6th March 2016.

1916 Rising Talks in South Dublin Libraries

As part of South Dublin County Council’s 1916 Centenary Programme, South Dublin Libraries will host a series of lectures on the subject of the 1916 Rising. All events are free.

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Aerial View of the GPO after the Rising

Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 7:00 p.m. County Library, Tallaght

Roger Casement – a talk on the life of Roger Casement by barrister and historian John McGuiggan. All welcome.

Monday 22nd February 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Ballyroan Library

The Women of the Rising  – a talk by historian and author Liz Gillis. All welcome

Saturday 27th February 2016 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tallaght Stadium

Paths To Freedom – a day long conference aimed at explaining the many “shades of green” that existed in the run-up to the Easter Rising. Speakers include Myles Dungan, Joe Duffy, Elizabeth Gillis, Caitriona Crowe and Turtle Bunbury. Booking essential. For further details and booking see: http://pathstofreedom.eventbrite.ie

Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 7:00 p.m. County Library, Tallaght

Josie: A Brief Flame – To mark International Women’s Day, Micheál Ó Doibilín will give a talk on Josie McGowan, Cumann na mBan, Marrowbone Lane Garrison, 1916. All welcome.

Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Lucan Library

Cumann na mBan and the 1916 Rising – a talk by Ann Matthews to mark International Women’s Day. All welcome.

Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 7:00 p.m. County Library, Tallaght

Thomas McDonagh, Jacobs Factory and the Easter Rising of 1916 – a talk by historian and author Shane Kenna, biographer of Thomas McDonagh as part of the O’Brien Press 16 Lives Series. All welcome.

Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 7:00 p.m. County Library, Tallaght

The Lives of the 1916 Leaders – a talk by Seán O’Gorman. All welcome.

Monday 4th April 7:00pm Lucan Library, Wednesday 13th April 7:00pm Ballyroan Library & Thursday 21st April 7:00pm Clondalkin Library.

South Dublin and the 1916 Rising in Oral Histories. Since 2012, Maurice O’Keeffe has been recording interviews with the children, grandchildren and relatives of those central to the events of the Rising. In these presentations he will share these recordings, focusing on the South Dublin area, bringing to life the personal stories of why people participated in the Rising, and the historical legacy felt by their families. All welcome.

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History Ireland Hedge School Comes to Tallaght

As part of the Red Line Book Festival, History Ireland’s Hedge School is coming to the Civic Theatre, Tallaght on Thursday 15th October at 8:00 pm. The topic up for discussion is

Patrick Pearse: proto-fascist eccentric or visionary?

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Whatever one’s point of view, Patrick Pearse has always engendered strong emotions. Shortly after the Easter Rising, he became widely revered, some even suggesting he should be made a saint. In the decades surrounding the outbreak of the troubles in Northern Ireland, however, he was frequently described as a ‘fascist’. In recent years a more sophisticated view of Pearse has been developed in academic works but in popular perception he is still seen as a proponent of doubtful ideas, while allusions to autism and homosexuality have also hit the headlines. To discuss these and related matters, join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, for a lively round table discussion with Joost Augusteijn, Roisín Higgins, John Gibney and Ruth Dudley Edwards.

Tickets are available now from the Civic Theatre, priced €8/€6 concessions 

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Tommy Graham is a history graduate of Trinity College and a founder (1993) and editor of History Ireland, the country’s only illustrated history magazine. He currently lectures in Irish history and politics at Griffith College and formerly at Tisch NYU. A presenter of Newstalk’s ‘Talking History’, he’s also a regular contributor to the station’s Moncrieff show. At the 2010 Electric Picnic he kicked off his latest project, History Ireland Hedge Schools, an ongoing series of round table discussions of historical and contemporary interest.

Dr. Roisín Higgins is a Senior Lecturer in history at Teeside University. Her work focuses on social and cultural history with particular interest in the politics of historical memory.  Her research on commemoration examines both the impact of landmark anniversaries and the capacity of acts of remembrance to transform the meaning of historical events. Her book, Transforming 1916: meaning, memory and the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, won the 2012 ACIS James S. Donnelly Sr Prize for the best book in History and Social Science.

Dr. Joost Augusteijn studied history at the University of Amsterdam where he also obtained his PhD (1994) on the history of the Irish Republican Army. He subsequently worked as Lecturer in Modern Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin (1994-5) and Queen’s University, Belfast (1995-2000). Since 2000 he has been Assistant Professor in European History at Leiden University. He is the author of Patrick Pearse: the making of an Irish Revolutionary (2010).

Dr. Ruth Dudley Edwards was born and brought up in Dublin, and was educated at University College Dublin and Cambridge University. She is a historian, prize-winning biographer, journalist, and crime fiction writer. In the 1970s Ruth wrote her first book, An Atlas of Irish History, the third edition of which was published in 2005. Her biography of Pearse, Patrick Pearse: the triumph of failure, which won the National University of Ireland Prize for Historical Research in 1978, was reissued in 2006 with a new foreword. Since 1993 Ruth has written for almost every national newspaper in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom and appears frequently on radio and television in Ireland, the UK and on the BBC World Service.

Dr. John Gibney is from Dublin and got his doctorate in history from Trinity College Dublin. He has taught Irish history at Trinity College and UCD, and has been a research fellow at the University of Notre Dame, the Huntington Library in California and NUI Galway. He was a contributor to the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography and is a regular contributor to History Ireland magazine. He has written three books – Ireland and the Popish Plot (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), The shadow of a year: the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013), and 16 Lives: Seán Heuston (O’Brien Press, 2013).

Road to the Revolution Talks at Ballyroan Library

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Ballyroan Library presents a series of three talks by historian Ann Matthews, dealing with the prelude to the 1916 Rising.

Cumann na mBan and its Role in 1916 Tuesday 21st July at 7:00pm

An Examination of the Buildings in Moore Street from where the 1916 Leadership Surrendered Tuesday 18th August at 7:00pm

The Irish Citizen Army: Summer 1915 to Easter 1916 Date TBC

All talks are free of charge but booking is essential. To book, please phone Ballyroan Library on 01 4941900 or email ballyroan@sdublincoco.ie

A Matter of Life and Death: Kilmainham Gaol and the 1916 Rising Executions

 

 

As part of the ‘Matter of Life and Death’ programme of events in South Dublin County this April, the County Library, Tallaght presents a talk by Liz Gillis

‘Kilmainham Gaol and the Execution of the 1916 Rising Leaders’

on Wednesday 8th April at 7:00 pm.

All welcome but please book on 01 4620073 or talib@sdublincoco.ie

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Liz Gillis is the author of several books on the revolutionary period, including ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’, recently published by Mercier Press. She also works as a tour guide at Kilmainham Gaol.

Culture Night 2013 at Tallaght Library

Culture Night 2013

The County Library, Tallaght will open late until 8:00 pm this Friday for Culture Night 2013. Come along and see literary and historical figures come to life!

The Irish History Live sessions for children aged 8+ will take place at 3:30 and 5:30. See Dublin’s tenements and the 1916 Rising brought to life!

All welcome!

Refreshments will be served.