A Poet’s Revolt / The Rising: One Hundred Years After / Choral Music

St Michan’s Church, Church St

Hosted by Aengus MacGrianna, News Reader, RTÉ

A Poet’s Revolt? Literature and the I916 Rising

Poetry and theatre played a huge role in the events that led to the Easter Rising but did the volunteers who saw action on Easter week sign up for combat solely because they read patriotic poems or attended nationalist plays?

P.J. Mathews,  Scoil an Bhéarla, na Drámaíochta agus na Scannánaíochta UCD

 

The Rising: One Hundred Years After

The role of the “future” in the thinking of the Revivalists and Easter Rebels – and their critical attitude to cults of commemoration. This talk will be followed by Choral Music.

Declan Kiberd, Keough Professor of Irish Studies at University of Notre Dame

 

St Mary’s College Singers    

Selection of Popular Traditional Irish Songs performed by the multi-award winning choir.

Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives


MANY THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY CONTRIBUTOR, OUR AMBASSADORS AND TOUR GUIDES

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, www.irishmusik.com

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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