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Beyond Sackville Street & The Somme: Full Programme

Events that explore how the lives of ordinary rural people were affected by the 1916 Rising & the First World War.


Carnation Theatre -'Midwives of a Nation' 

SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER  2016               3.00pm - 4.00pm 

Carnation Theatre celebrates the significant contribution made by women to the events of 1916 such as Countess Markievicz and Mayo born Kathleen Lynn.

FREE   

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Mayo Heritage & Diaspora Day 

SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER  2016         11.00am - 3.00pm

In search of your Mayo ancestry? Mayo Genealogy Group will show you how with guest speakers from the Jackie Clarke Library & GMIT. 

FREE

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Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising  

SATURDAY 22nd  OCTOBER  2016             3.00pm - 4.00pm  

Sandra Heise, Curator of this acclaimed exhibition at Collins Barracks, will take you behind the scenes to explore the wealth and signficance of this collection of objects associated with Easter Week 1916.

FREE

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After '16: Film Screenings   PART 1  Fiction   

SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2016              3.00pm - 4.00pm

'After ’16' is a collection of nine short films of live action, animation and documentary that imaginatively tell the story of Irish history from 1916 to the troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

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After '16: Film Screenings   PART 2  Non-Fiction   

SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2016                    3.00pm - 4.00pm

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Beyond Sackville Street and the Somme: The Impact of Rebellion and War in Rural Ireland 

Panel Discussion 

SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER  2016              3.00pm - 5.00pm 

This panel of historians, chaired by Professor Dáire Keogh, President of St. Patrick's Drumcondra, will discuss and debate the impact of 1916 and the First World War on the lives of people in rural Ireland. 

FREE

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Our Untold Stories

SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016                  2.00pm - 4.30pm 

Irish Community Archive Network is a local history research initiative that uncovers a rich tapestry of untold stories. Join participants of the Irish Community Archive Network to hear more about their research and their wealth of stories. 

FREE

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Film: The Battle of the Somme 

SATURDAY 10TH  DECEMBER  2016            3.00pm - 4.30pm  

Released in 1916, this film was seen by more than 20 million people in Britain and Ireland and was used to rally civilian support for the First World War. View this restored film with a short introduction by historian Dr. Jennifer Wellington. Presented in association with the Imperial War Museum, UK.

FREE