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Reflections on the Rising

Trinity College, Edmund Burke Theatre

Introduced by David McCullagh, RTÉ

Professor Paul Bew, Professor of Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

Ivana Bacik, Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology, Trinity College Dublin

Eoghan Harris, journalist and author

Professor Eoin O’Dell, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin


At 5:30pm, this panel discussion will be followed by a performance from the Trinity Singers.

Established in 1948, Trinity Singers is a mixed voice choir made up of students and entirely student-run. Over the years,  the choir has grown from being a small chamber choir of 16 members to a larger choir of 45 members. Trinity Singers have competed in and won in many national and international choral festivals around Ireland, most recently in the City of Derry International Choral Festival in 2013 and in the Sligo International Choral Festival in 2014. Two months ago the choir undertook its first large-scale international concert tour and performed in two prestigious venues in Hungary – the Liszt Ferenc Museum, Budapest, and the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kecskemét. It is conducted in the current academic year by Caroline Richards.


Photograph courtesy of the South Dublin Libraries


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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