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1916: A Suite of Songs / Organ Recital / Talk: The Big House from Rebellion to Truce, 1916-1921

11:30 - 12:45

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St. Ann’s Church

Introduced by Aidan Matthews

The Ranelagh and Charles Marshall

The events at St. Ann Church will begin with ‘A Suite of Songs Commemorating 1916’ performed by The Ranelagh Singers followed by an Organ Recital by Charles Marshall, Director of Music, St. Ann’s Church of Ireland.


The Big House From Rebellion to Truce, 1916 – 21

“Unfortunately for them it was also a harbinger of more difficult times ahead.”

The 1916 Rising proved to be yet another watershed in the history of the Big House in Ireland. At a time when thousands of family members were involved in the war effort either at home or at the Front, the Rising was perceived by the former landed class as an act of madness and treachery. Unfortunately for them it was also a harbinger of more difficult times ahead.”

Terence Dooley, Associate Professor of History at Maynooth University


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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