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Featured Local Events
Celebrating ‘the building Parson’ – June 11th @ 6.30pm
Major Conference on Living and Dying in 1915 – At Home and Abroad – Trinity College, Dublin, June 27th 2015
Walking Tour of W.B. Yeates’ Howth with Pat Liddy.
20th June 2015 at 2:30pm
Prime Time in RTÉ Home Rule Commemoration Programme – Tuesday 16th of September 2014We will be commemorating the ‘Home Rule Bill’ next week during our audience programme and discussing the issue of how Ireland could have achieved its independence through peaceful means. John Bruton will be present to discuss and commemorate the 100 years since the ‘Home Rule Bill’ with the opposing side to be confirmed. Audience arrive at 8:30pm to RTÉ Television Studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. You can book audience seats by contacting (01) 2083494 or you can email: email@example.com
Soldiers and Civilians
Saturday 25th October 2014
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History,
Collins Barracks, Dublin
Experiences and Memories of the First World War
Remembering World War I – WWI Exhibition – Glasnevin Trust
Exhibition in the Museum’s Prospect Gallery. Remembering the brave Irish who fought in World War 1 the exhibition features never before seen artefacts as well as incredible stories.
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New Exhibition “Meditation On Plates” -Sunday 13th July 2014
A new exhibition ‘Meditation on plates, inspired by Lord Charlemont’s Casino’, which opens Sunday, 13 July in the Casino. A total of 38 Irish and international artists, designers and architects were invited to respond to the building, some of its ornamental elements or surroundings in a personal drawing. The drawings have been transferred onto porcelain plates and reproduced in a limited edition of 18 plates per artist, available to purchase at €150 each. The exhibition has been curated by Nuala Goodman, an Irish artist and designer living in Milan.
World War 1 Roadshow – Trinity College Dublin – July 12th 2014 The World War 1 Roadshow will be hosted by Trinity in partnership with RTÉ Radio 1 and the National Library of Ireland on Saturday July 12th where Ireland’s part in the War will be explored with a series of events taking place throughout the campus. This day-long programme of free events includes a series of pop-up talks and lectures on the Great War, and Trinity’s own unique history during this period; music, poetry and drama events in the Chapel; history tours of the campus related to the Great War; ‘The Food of WW1’ cooking demonstrations; ‘Last Cricket Match of Peace’; and the closing ceremony will finish with the final bugle call of ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’. All are welcome to what is intended to be an informative, thought provoking and enjoyable day concerning Ireland’s part in World War 1. It will showcase research being conducted in Ireland on this period, and remember the over 450 Trinity graduates who died in the Great War.For a full programme of events, please click here. The Family Memorabilia event to which members of the public were invited to bring along items relating to World War 1 to be catalogued for an online European archive is now fully booked and is only open to those who have registered. The World War 1 Roadshow forms part of Trinity’s engagement with the Decade of Commemorations celebrations. A new website has been launched outlining College’s activities marking the Decade of Commemorations.
RHYTHMS OF A PORT
A Film Installation
Photo Ireland Festival 2014
You are warmly invited to the Opening Reception Tuesday 1st July at 6pm Sea Tunes provided by Eoin Kenny, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh and John Nolan The Red Brick Shed on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay at the junction with Lime Street, beside the Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin 2 http://2014.photoireland.org/program/moira-sweeney/
Set in an imposing redbrick warehouse beside the Samuel Beckett Bridge on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, the audiovisual artwork Rhythms of a Port intertwines the stories and memories of dockworkers, boatmen and port managers with personal reflections and insights on dock life from the artist. Multiple screens hang from the rafters, bringing a former dry cargo store to life and reminding us that the vibrant hub of Dublins’ working docks was once close to the heart of the city. Descriptions of contemporary reality on the docks contrast with its history and illustrate an evolving way of life. Arresting industry visuals are amplified by the rugged harmonies of forklift warnings, creaking wood and metal, squeaking ropes and pulleys, and seagulls.
‘The voices and surrounding sounds are the poetry of the everyday, the poetry of life. No drama here, but great beauty, a gentle pace allows you to soak it up….These custodians of the docks and surrounding sea are given the central voice, the “story” is told at a steady pace, steered by the camera and a keen listening ear. The rhythm of the piece, juxtaposed with the steel and industry of the port are beautifully realised.’
Dr. Sally McDee, Researcher and Writer
The Dublin 1913 Lockout Exhibition (August 21st until September 30th 2014)-
No 2 Kildare Street Dublin
- Dockers Photographic Exhibition next Friday and Saturday (27th – 28th June) in the St Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse St Dublin.
- Perry Byrne Summer School in Gorey from Friday June 27th until Sunday June 29th: The Theme this year will be the Great War.
- Mother Jones Festival Cork from Tuesday. July 29th until Friday August 1st.
- Details on events please see http://1913committee.ie/blog/?page_id=165
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Dresden Descendents Project – Proyecto Los Descendientes del Dresden – June 11 2014
A project has now been launched in Ireland and Argentina to try and recover some of the history of these emigrants whose experience has been largely forgotten. In hIs recent expression of moral support for the Dresden Descendents Project – Proyecto Los Descendientes del Dresden Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Lord Mayor of Belfast noted with great interest “that many emigrants who undertook that arduous sea journey in 1889 on board the SS Dresden from Cobh to Argentina in the hope of a better life, also came from Northern Ireland”. “Projects that engage in the recovery of memory of our Irish Argentine diaspora can only enhance contemporary knowledge of their experience and will assist descendents to proactively reclaim their own history otherwise the narrative surrounding the largest group of Irish immigrants to enter Argentina during the last century could be forgotten”. He said: “On behalf of the City of Belfast I am pleased to offer my moral support for your endeavour” and conveyed his best wishes from the people of Belfast to the extended Irish community in Argentina. In this regard a declaration of moral support from principals in Ireland would be a tremendous help towards encouraging families who are descendents of those who emigrated to Argentina on board the SS Dresden to come forward and share their migratory history, which will help towards progressing our research efforts in Argentina and elsewhere. The Dresden Descendents Project http://www.steamshipdresden.com/ Paradise Lost “Lord Charlemonts Garden At Marino” – June the 10th 2014 The Irish Georgian Society are partnering with the OPW for their Annual Study Day, which will take place on June 10th in the City Assembly House. We’re very delighted that this years Study Day will be on ‘Paradise Lost: Lord Charlemont’s Garden at Marino’ focusing on the history, design and conservation of Lord Charlemont’s estate at Marino.Speakers include Patrick Bowe; Dr Marion Harney; Elizabeth Morgan; Kevin Mulligan; Dr Ruth Musielak; Dr Finola O’Kane; Melissa O’Brien; Dr Romilly Turton; and Dr Rose Anne White. OPW Commissioner, John McMahon will open the Study Day, which will be chaired by Patrick Guinness, Irish Georgian Society President, Mary Heffernan, Dr Matthew Jebb, Donough Cahill and John O’Connell. Book online at http://www.igs.ie/events/detail/paradise-lost-lord-charlemonts-garden-at-marino.
Irish Citizen Army – March 22nd 2014 @ Liberty Hall Ann Matthews will be talking about the early years of the Irish Citizen Army at Saturday’s commemoration in Liberty Hall at 3pm based on new research that challenges many of our basic assumptions . Her play Lockout, which was performed to packed houses at the New Theatre in Dublin last year, is to feature in the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June. It will be performed by the DogParkTheatre Company at their new theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Its inaugural production, Aperture, premiered at Fringe 2013 earning nominations for Best Production, Best Actress and Best Writing. Award Winning Theatre company ANU Productions will also be performing on Saturday, along with Readings from Sean O’Casey’s Story of the Irish Citizen Army by Sabina Higgins and music by Des Geraghty and Friends.
International Women’s Day in Dublin and A Walk With Rosie – Saturday, March 8th 2014 This Saturday (March 8th) year a very small woman will cast a long shadow over International Women’s Day in Dublin, where a very successful campaign by Labour Youth activists has led to the naming of the new Luas Bridge across the River Liffey after Rosie Hackett, the 1913 and 1916 veteran, who was also a life long veteran trade unionist. There will be a Rosie Hackett Walk in the morning led by Mary Mulvihill of Ingenious Ireland starting at 10.50 am on the site of Jacob’s Biscuit factory beside the entrance of DIT, at the junction of Aungier Street, Bishop Street and Redmond’s Hill at 10.50 am. This will visit sites in the city linked with Rosie Hackett the 1913 Lockout and Easter Rising. A very successful trial run took place last Saturday, March 1st and hopefully the weather will be as gloriously sunny this weekend. Unfortunately it is already booked out but it is hoped to run similar walks during the coming summer season because of the demand. We will keep you posted Meanwhile there is a Night of Music & Spoken Word to celebrate the naming of the Rosie Hackett Bridge from 7pm until 10 pm at Cois Life Bar, Liberty Hall. MC Tara Flynn, actor/writer Music by Zrazy – All welcome and it’s free – although all donations will be graciously received – Proceeds to the IWWU Committee
THE PLOUGH & THE STARS MARCH 5th-7th 2014 EAST WALL
“The Plough and the Stars” by Sean O’Casey, directed by Myra Maguire. Sean O’Casey Theatre, St. Marys Road, East Wall. Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th March , 8pm . This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sean O’Casey , this is the first chance to enjoy his work in this important year.
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The Making of the Great 1913 Lockout Tapestry book is now available from SIPTU Communications Department, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1. It is also available in a few retail outlets including the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, The Abbey Theatre, the National Gallery Bookshop and Books Upstairs in Dublin. It costs €15. It makes an ideal Christmas Present and, as there are only 600 available for sale, will soon be a collector’s item. (Please add €6 for post and packaging, or call to Liberty Hall to collect)
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