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A state of chassis – Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances in Dublin in 1916

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Added on 18/02/2016

The Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group held a successful discussion event, considering the experiences of Dubliners at the time of the Easter Rising, in Christ Church Cathedral last night.

Over 200 people attended the event which was addressed by Dr Jason McElligott (Keeper of Marsh’s Library, Dublin) and Dr Fearghal McGarry (Queen’s University Belfast), and chaired by historian and broadcaster Dr John Bowman.  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster MLA, and the British Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Dominick Chilcott, were among the audience.

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From left to right: The Rt Revd John McDowell, Bishop of Clogher; Dr Kenneth Milne, Historical Centenaries Working Group; Dr Fearghal McGarry; First Minister Arlene Foster MLA; Dr Jason McElligott; and Dr John Bowman.

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The Rt Revd John McDowell making his opening remarks as Chairman of the Historical Centenaries Working Group.

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A presentation by Dr Jason McElligott.

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At front row, left to right: First Minister Arlene Foster MLA; Ambassador Dominick Chilcott; the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin; Dr Kenneth Milne; and the Rt Revd John McDowell, Bishop of Clogher.

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An Taoiseach in conversation with the First Minister.

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An Taoiseach with the Rt Revd John McDowell.

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Members of the audience attending the centenary event.


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