Please note that due to demand our our second and final tour date is now also booked out, sorry! We do however strongly recommend people visit the Creating History exhibition at the NGI which closes January 15th (2017) Admission is free. All details on the NGI website Creating History is a superb exhibition and is the… Read More Creating History – our second tour now also booked out, sorry!
Marina Neary’s Dublin-based novel takes the extraordinary, real-life figure of feminist; stage actress, Trade Unionist and Irish republican revolutionary Helena Molony and turns her life into a page turner set as a series of dramatic vignettes and events. The whole thing is set during Ireland’s Cultural Renaissance and Gaelic Revival and the extraordinary Revolutionary period.… Read More Never Be at Peace – a historical 1916 novel by Marina Neary.
The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) possesses the largest and best collection of material related to the Easter 1916 Rising, (as it does with many other events and periods in our history) With their resources and the expertise, both internal and external they can draw on, nobody realistically is better qualified or equipped to interpret… Read More A Republic Proclaimed: 1916 exhib National Museum Ireland Collin’s Barracks
I’m writing this in a dash, just to let anybody know who isn’t already aware there’s a wonderful 1916 book- a joint project of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Irish Academy (and published by the Royal Irish Academy)- called 1916: Portraits and Lives. The book is 42 short biographies of key figures… Read More a Gift to the World: Beautiful 1916 images, & text, free (Read this now)
Citizens in Conflict, 1916. What better place for a 1916 exhibition than on Pearse Street? Patrick Pearse, 1916’s most iconic leader, and the man who read the Proclamation outside the GPO, was of course reared almost across the road from the library, at his father’s stonemason workshop and the family home, both on what was… Read More Citizens in Conflict, 1916 exhib’ Dublin Library & Archive
A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian. Some if not most readers may be familiar with Ireland in 100 Objects, a wide ranging history-through artifact book helmed by Fintan O’Tooole. Here in A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects, historian John Gibney (who I know, formerly… Read More A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian.