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The Stephen’s Green Trenches: A Challenge to Middle Class Social Norms / Unearthing Ireland’s Revolutionary Wars – Examining the Archaeological Evidence

14:30 - 16:00

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The RCSI, Heuston Lecture Theatre (Entrance via York Street)

Introduced by Helen Donohue

The Stephen’s Green Trenches: A Challenge to Middle Class Social Norms

This talk will explore the ways in which the rebels briefly transformed St Stephen’s Green, and in doing so challenged the class, gender and colonial identities epitomised by this landscape.

Joanna Brück, Reader in Archaeology in the University of Bristol.


Unearthing Ireland’s Revolutionary Wars – Examining the Archaeological Evidence

A wealth of archaeological evidence from the 1916 Rising and other 20th Century conflicts surrounds us today. What can be learned from investigating sites including safe houses, weapon factories, training areas, prison sites, RIC stations, and ambush sites, and by mapping them in the modern landscape.

Damian Shiels, Archaeologist and Director of  Rubicon Heritage.

Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives


Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum,

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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