Major Conference on Living and Dying in 1915 – At Home and Abroad – Trinity College, Dublin, June 27th 2015

Universities Ireland Conference 2015 Poster

Meeting President Higgins to discuss A City in Civil War 1921-1924

Meeting President Higgins and Sabena Higgins May 25th, 2015. Left to Right: Jack Cantillon, Katherine O'Donnell, Padraig Yeates, President Michael D Higgins, Sabena Higgins, Simon Yeates and Geraldine Regan

Meeting President Higgins and Sabina Higgins May 25th, 2015. Left to Right: Jack Cantillon, Katherine O’Donnell, Padraig Yeates, President Michael D Higgins, Sabina Higgins, Simon Yeates and Geraldine Regan to discuss A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-1924

Meeting President Higgins to discuss A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-1924

Meeting President Higgins at Aras to discuss A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-1924

Meeting President Higgins at Aras to discuss A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-1924

Forthcoming Lectures on Military Archives at Rathmines Library

Military Archives-Dublin Libraries

New Production of ‘I Do Not Like thee Dr Fell’ at O’Casey Theatre Tuesday May 26th to Friday May 29th

Dr Fell

A City in Civil War – The last book in history of Dublin during the revolutionary decade from 1913-1924

At Last, The Last! A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-1924 is the last in a series of books on Dublin that began with Lockout: Dublin 1913 in 2000. The other books in series are A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914-1918 and A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-1921

At Last, The Last! A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-1924 is the last in a series of books on Dublin that began with Lockout: Dublin 1913 in 2000. The other books in the series are A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914-1918 and A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-1921

Remembering B Cummins

B (Bridget) Cummins sadly passed away last month. She was one of a team of five who made the iconic centre panel of the Lockout Tapestry. The others were Mary O’Reilly, Bernie Murphy, Tess Flynn and Maree Maher. They came into Tara House practically every Tuesday for 15 months to make the centre panel. Ruth Cummins very kindly wrote to me on behalf of the family after B’s death to thank us for attending the packed funeral mass, a tribute to her popularity and all the work she did in the community, but also to say –  ‘B loved working on the Tapestry and we are proud of the work she did’.

We reproduce the letter with Ruth’s permission along with a picture of B with the Tapestry at its launch in Liberty Hall in September 2013 with some of the team.

Left to Right: Mary O'Reilly, B, Bernie Murphy and Tess Flynn with the Centre Panel of the Tapestry at its  launch by President Michael D Higgins in Liberty Hall, September 1913

Left to Right: Mary O’Reilly, B, Bernie Murphy and Tess Flynn with the Centre Panel of the Tapestry at its launch by President Michael D Higgins in Liberty Hall, September 1913

Letter from Ruth Cummins

Letter from Ruth Cummins

Remembering the Irish Citizen Army

ICA Poster 04-21

Shadows of the Rising – Writing and Drama Competition

Lord Mayor of Dublin to unveil ‘Easter 1916’ painting in Docklands

“Shadows of the Rising” – a Sean O’Casey Theatre writing & drama competition will also be announced

 

The East Wall History Group, in conjunction with the Sean O’Casey Theatre will hold a 1916 Rising commemorative event on Wednesday evening.

A new painting by artist Eilish Lynch will be unveiled by Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke.

They Did Us Proud - Painting by Eilish Lynch unveiled by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke

They Did Us Proud – Painting by Eilish Lynch unveiled by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke

The painting is a representation of the 1916 Rising and Independence struggle. The artist’s family were participants – her Father and Mother were members of the Irish Citizen Army, while her Uncle Sean Hunter was in the Irish Republican Army. Her father, Christy Crothers, was 14 years old when he served in the Stephens Green Garrison, but was sent home by Countess Markievicz due to his age. All three were involved in some way with the events of ‘Bloody Sunday’ 1920, and Sean would die tragically as a member of the National Army in 1922. The painting is entitled ““THEY DID US PROUD: OUR HEROES GONE”

“Shadows of the Rising” is a competition which will invite playwrights to submit new, short works based on that theme. Four plays will be selected by an independent panel and each will be awarded a bursary of €400 and will be staged and presented as part of the 1916 celebrations hosted The Sean O Casey Theatre in 2016.

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Lockout Tapestry on Display in Ballyfermot Library, Dublin, April-May 2015

The Lockout Tapestry is on display at Ballyfermot Library throughout April and May 2015 with explanatory leaflets – don’t forget to sign visitors book!

Lord Aberdeen opens Horse Show, Labour leader Jim Larkin arrested  and police baton charge crowds in O'Connell Street - three of the 30 Panels on Display

Lord Aberdeen opens Horse Show, Labour leader Jim Larkin arrested and police baton charge crowds in O’Connell Street – three of the 30 Panels on Display

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