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On 1 December Kate gave a talk to the members of the Chester Beatty Library.
Launched by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan TD
DIFP on Talking History
On 26 October Kate also gave a DIFP outreach workshop to Dr Jennifer Redmond’s students at Maynooth University who are studying Ireland and post-war Britain.
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.
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’.