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Church of Ireland to Mark Centenary of Easter Rising with Evening in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

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Added on 15/02/2016

The Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising with an evening of engaging presentations by leading Irish historians in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, this Wednesday (17th February 2016).

Entitled ‘A state of chassis – Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances in Dublin in 1916’, the event will start at 7.30pm. It will be chaired by historian and broadcaster Dr John Bowman and will feature Dr Fearghal McGarry (Queen’s University Belfast) and Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library, Dublin) as well as including an opportunity for discussion and questions from the floor. The First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster MLA, has indicated that she plans to attend.

Dublin in 1916

Dr Fearghal McGarry will set the Easter Rising in context and also focus on what new sources and research tell us about the experience of rank–and–file rebels and ordinary Dubliners during Easter Week, including a discussion of Church of Ireland experiences.

Dr Jason McElligott, Keeper of the famous Archbishop Marsh’s Library, Dublin, will speak on the theme of: ‘Tales from The Other Side: the experience of curating a 1916 exhibition which may cause offence’. Dr McElligott will display a number of objects which bring the events of Easter Week to life and examine the experience of a number of men and women hitherto unknown to history.

Admission will be free and refreshments provided. It would be helpful if those wishing to attend would indicate in advance by emailing: peter.cheney@ireland.anglican.org



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