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1916 Portraits and Lives station events

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

16 panels depicting Rising leaders who had train stations named after them in 1966 are going to be unveiled at stations across the country over the next few months.

Decade of Centenaries, Publications

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Tony O'Malley

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

This week's Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks features Tony O'Malley's Self Portrait, 1989. 

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Publications

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Pentecost by Stewart Parker

Friday, 1 April 2016

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is Stewart Parker’s Pentecost, first performed in 1987.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Publications

Centenary Gift from Ireland to the World

Friday, 11 March 2016

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a gift for the people of the world -  a free eBook of 1916 Portraits and Lives -  has been produced. 

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Celebration: The Beginning of Labour

Friday, 11 March 2016

Pauline Cummins’ mural from 1984 is a response to cultural stereotyping.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Publications

‘Women of the Rising’ campaign launched on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

On 8 March the Royal Irish Academy, in partnership with Bus Éireann, launched a campaign to commemorate some of the women of the 1916 Rising, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2016.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Bligeard Sráide by Michael Davitt

Thursday, 3 March 2016

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is Bligeard Sraide published in 1983 by Michael Davitt, which established Davitt as one of the most innovative poets in the Irish language.  

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications

1916 Portraits and Lives on display in the Ulster Museum, Belfast

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

A complete set of prints from our recent publication 1916 Portraits and Lives is now on display in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Dictionary of Irish Biography

1916 Portraits and Lives panels unveiled in Pearse Station

Friday, 26 February 2016

16 panels depicting Rising leaders who had train stations named after them in 1966 were unveiled on 25 February in Pearse Station.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

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