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Inspiring Ireland 1916 at RTÉ's 'Reflecting the Rising'


Monday, March 28, 2016, 12:30


Academy House, 19 Dawson St., Dublin 2


Free Admission (No Booking Required) NB: LIMITED seating will be allocated 5 minutes before each session on a ‘first come, first served’ basis

'Pop-up' talks by historians and digital heritage experts and guided site demonstrations showcasing 1916-themed exhibitions in the Digital Repository of Ireland's multiple award-winning project Inspiring Ireland.

Through a series of seven curated exhibitions, Inspiring Ireland 1916 brings together ‘iconic’ objects from Ireland's national cultural institutions and RTÉ Archives alongside fascinating objects – photos, diaries, medals, ephemera, and more - from private collections, to paint a vivid picture of life in Ireland in 1916.

Each 25 minute session begins with a short talk from Irish and international experts on some of the personalities and objects that make up four of the seven exhibitions: 'Women and the Rising', 'Communicating the Rising', 'Rising in the Regions' and 'Leaders of the Rising'. Three more exhibitions - '1916: the Rising and Beyond', 'Impact of the Rising' and 'Remembering the Rising' - will be published during April and May.


12.30 – 12.55pm

  • Dr Natalie Harrower, Director, Digital Repository of Ireland, 'Lizzie Walsh: An Unwitting Woman of the Rising'

1.00 – 1.25pm  

  • Dr. Teresa Breathnach, Design historian, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, 'A call to arms: communicating the Rising'

1.30 – 1.55pm  

  • Dr. Brian Hughes, Associate Lecturer in History, University of Exeter, 'The ordinary lives of extraordinary men: the leaders of the Easter Rising'

2.00 – 2.25pm

  • Dr. Timothy G. McMahon, Assistant Professor of History, Marquette University, Milwaukee ‘Bulmer Hobson: Easter's Forgotten Militant'

2.30 – 2.55pm

  • Pádraig Yeates, Journalist, author & member of the 1913 Committee, '1916: the Rising and beyond'

3.00 – 3.25pm

  • Aisling Conroy, Artist, National Irish Visual Arts Library, National College of Art & Design, 'Michael Healy's 1916 Diary: A Centenary Debut.'

3.30 – 3.55pm

  • Caroline McGee, Inspiring Ireland 1916 Project Creative Lead, Digital Repository of Ireland, 'Rising Time: family history discoveries and Inspiring Ireland 1916'

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