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An Afternoon at The Shelbourne

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The Shelbourne Hotel Ballroom

Introduced by Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy, RTÉ

Eating Out – 1916 Restaurants & Taking Afternoon Tea

Máirtin Mac ConIomaire & The Brook Singers.


Shopping in the Morning, Promenade in the Afternoon

The standard image of Dublin in 1916 is one of grinding poverty but there was another city which catered to the varied needs of a sophisticated middle and upper class. This talk will look at the city that they experienced.

Joseph Brady, School of Geography, University College Dublin.


Wedding Days and Wedding Ways

Wedding Customs in Revolutionary Ireland and Beyond with Jean Walker, Social Historian.


A History of Tango from Golden Age to Techno Age

In this talk and Dance Performance from Tango Fiesta’s Kristina and Julian will bring you on a passionate and emotional 10 minute journey through the history of Argentina’s most famous dance, the tango. Included in the program is a special tango written for the occasion.


Shopping in 1916

The 1916 Rising took place in the heart of the city’s retailing centre, as several of the largest department stores were very close to the GPO. This talk with describes what the area was like 100 years ago, and how it was affected by the Rising.

Stephanie Rains, Lecturer in Media Studies at NUI Maynooth


Midnight in the Republic

Midnight in the Republic is a burlesque-style allegorical take on the revolutionary promise to the Irish people, as seen through the eyes of the notorious and acerbic women of Monto, Dublin’s ‘red light district’ of the era. A light-hearted sketch with a sting in its tail that travels back in time featuring dance, comedy and a 1916 ‘Midnight in Dublin’ take on the Greek drama Lysistrata, the first burlesque play in dramatic history.

Directed by Lisa Darling

Cast include; Nichola MacEvilly, Aine Ni Laoighaire, John Doran, Stephen Tadgh, Sarah Hayden, Katie Dooley & Lisa Darling


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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