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Kate was asked by the Scottish 1916 Rising Centenary Committee to be a keynote speaker at an event which looked at the impact that the 1916 Rising had on India.
To mark the centenary of Roger Casement’s execution on 3 August 1916 and to analyse his multi-dimensional career, particularly his humanitarian work, a special day of commemoration was held at Casement Aerodrome.
A production company contacted the DIFP office recently looking for assistance with a project. Their call was nothing out of the ordinary.
On 14 July Michael was guest speaker at the Air Corps Airmen’s and Airwomen’s 1916 Commemorative Dinner which was held at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnell, Dublin.
Michael Kennedy of DIFP assisted Director Richie Smith build up the characters of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld and Irish diplomat Conor Cruise O’Brien.
‘Safety at Sea through War and Upheaval’ – A joint RIA/Irish Lights exhibition.
In April Kate was historical consultant for and appeared in an RTÉ Radio ‘Documentary on One’ programme ‘An Easter Re-Rising’.
Kate was a guest speaker of the Indian Embassy to Ireland at an event to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of the Indian politician, lawyer and activist Dr B. R. Ambedkar. https://www.ucd.ie/law/newsandevents/...
Kate was a guest speaker in this series hosted by the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin.
Kate was interviewed and appeared in the landmark three-part television series ‘1916 The Irish Rebellion’ which was broadcast on RTÉ in February/March 2016.