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Sorry – BOOKED OUT Commemorating 1916 – panel with Diarmaid Ferriter, Anne Dolan, John A. Murphy, Eamon Phoenix & Jane Ohlmeyer
25 September, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
With Diarmaid Ferriter, Anne Dolan, John A. Murphy & Eamon Phoenix. Moderator Jane Ohlmeyer
In 2011 the Government announced their intention “to properly commemorate the centenary of the great events of 1916”. The emphasis on “proper” commemoration suggested a certain caution about what might be construed as “improper” appropriation of 1916. Since then the debate has raged on how to properly celebrate the foundation story of the Irish state with a broad spectrum of views expressed. Some advocate proud and unashamed celebration of the sacrifice of the men of 1916; others counter with concern about the legitimacy of violence and the need to respect sensitivities towards all-island perspectives. Consensus, for now, seems a long way off. A distinguished panel debates the issues.
Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. Anne Dolan is a Lecturer in Modern Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin. John A. Murphy is Emeritus Professor of history at University College Cork. Eamon Phoenix is Principal Lecturer in History at Stranmillis University College, Queen’s University Belfast. Jane Ohlmeyer is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin.
Friday, September 25th at 6.00pm in Printworks, Dublin Castle
Admission FREE but reservations essential.