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The Post 1916 Challenges for Commemoration

How should we collectively approach and commemorate the post-1916 anniversaries on a North/South basis?

Roundtable 

The Royal Irish Academy hosted a roundtable on 14 December 2015 to ask how we should collectively approach and commemorate the post-1916 anniversaries on a North/South basis, in a manner that brings greater understanding of the historical events and the consequences that followed. The post-1916 period in Ireland includes many divisive and contentious events, involving war, sectarianism, population movements and the partition of the island.

Collaborators

The event was organised by the;

  • Royal Irish Academy 
  • Community Relations Council
  • Heritage Lottery Fund

It brought together academics, civil society, policymakers, cultural institutions and civil servants currently involved in the Decade of Commemorations to discuss the challenges of commemoration and to suggest how to proceed on these contentious issues in the coming years.

The panel of speakers discussed the challenges of commemoration in Ireland and the lessons learned from Ireland 2016, the Irish state commemorations in 1966 and the implications for commemoration in Northern Ireland.

The roundtable report from this event is now availble to download.

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