1916 Centenary Seminar February 26 & 27th

1916 seminar ticket

The Roundwood & District Historical and Folklore Society has prepared its 1916 Commemoration Centenary Programme, part of which will include a Seminar on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February in Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre. Five prominent historians and writers will give lectures on different aspects of the events of the 1916 Rising. Those speaking will be Professor Kevin Whelan, Dr Mary McAuliffe, Professor Eunan O’Halpin and Padraig Yeates. This will be followed by a History Ireland Hedge School which will also include Robert Ballagh. A limited number of tickets have been issued for this event and before these go on general sale, they are now available to local people. Tickets cost €20.00 for the full event and are available from Derek Neilson (01) 2818118, Colm Galligan (01) 2818136, Monica Farrell and  mon.farrell@gmail.com

Seminar Timetable


8 to 10pm         The development of nationalism from 1603-1905 (Professor Kevin Whelan)



9.30 to 11.00   Women and 1916 (Dr Mary McAuliffe)

11.30 to 1.00   Nationalism from 1905 to 1916 (Professor Eunan O’Halpin)

2.00 to 3.30     James Connolly and the left (Padraig Yeates)

4.00 to 6.00     ‘The 1916 Proclamation—then and now’ (History Ireland Hedge School)

8 to 11pm               Musical evening in Kavanagh’s Vartry House

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