Decade of Commemorations
An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh launched Dublin City Council’s 1916/2016 Centenary Programme on 12th January at Dublin City Library and Archive. "Dublin Remembers 1916" presents a series of lectures, talks by expert historians, exhibitions and conferences in Dublin libraries, City Hall, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and other venues in the city. This rich programme of events provides something for everyone.
1916 Rising Garrison Plaques
In April 2016, Ardmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh unveiled three 1916 Rising garrison plaques in the city. These plaques are located at Marrowbone Lane, The Mendicity Institution and Jacob’s Factory, Dublin 8. These sites had no plaque or sign to identify them as battle sites of the Rising. Now with these permanent reminders it is hoped that Dubliners, visitors to the city, relatives and all who are interested in history will be able to come and see these plaques and remember those who fought so courageously at the garrisons during the Rising.
Flying the National Flag on O’Connell Street
As part of the 1916 Rising centenary programme Dublin City Council has installed a temporary flagpole on O’Connell Street opposite the GPO. Members of the Defence Forces from various barracks will raise and lower the National Flag here everyday for the duration of the 1916/2016 national centenary programme. The short ceremony takes place at noon each day with two Defence Forces personnel raising the flag which remains in place until sunset each day (6pm in April/May).
The Government has designated the period 2012 to 2022 for a Commemorative Programme of activities with a special emphasis on 2016. While the events that occurred between 1912 and 1922 had a huge impact nationally they had a particular relevance in Dublin City. Dublin City Council is committed to making a meaningful and appropriate contribution to the commemorations, complementing but not competing with the national commemorations.
Dublin City Council Commemorations Committee
The Arts, Culture, Recreation and Community Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) established a committee on Commemorations on 13th October 2014. The Commemorations Committee is chaired by Cllr. Vincent Jackson and membership is open to all councillors and members of the SPC. For further information please contact Tara Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities - 2015 Grant Scheme
The 2015 grants scheme is now closed for applications.
Successful applicants for the 2015 grants scheme have now been notified and grants payments processed.
The 2015 grants scheme was accepting applications from community groups and organisations in Dublin City wanting to organise events and projects to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Dublin City Council had made funding of €150,000 available, distributed equally across the 5 Local Areas in the city. Grants were available for community-based activities focusing on the 1916 Rising and seeking to raise awareness in local areas of the history of the Rising eg. seminars, lectures, walking tours, publications, exhibitions, theatre etc.
Funds were being made available for events taking place in 2015 and also to facilitate planning of events to take place in 2016. Closing date was 29th May 2015.
National Decade of Commemorations Website
www.decadeofcentenaries.com features details of the significant events in Irish History that took place in the time between 1912-1922 and lists the commemorative events taking place nationwide. You can also subscribe to their newsletter for monthly event updates.