Decade of Commemorations
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.
Historians-in-Residence in Dublin City Council for 'Dublin Remembers: Is Cuimhin Linn' public history project
Dublin City Council announces a new Decade of Commemorations public history project to run in the five administrative areas of Dublin City and at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Building on the success of the 2016 centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising, which saw unprecedented numbers in the City engage with history, 'Dublin Remembers: Is Cuimhin Linn' aims to make history accessible and enjoyable for all. The project involves six historians-in-residence working with the general public, libraries, community groups and schools in Dublin City.
The six historians were appointed in late April and will be working on all sorts of history events throughout the city including talks, walks, tours, discussions, history book clubs, blogs, exhibitions and more. They are:
- Darragh Gannon - Central Area
- Donal Fallon - North West Area
- Cormac Moore - North Central Area
- Maeve Casserly - South East Area
- Cathy Scuffil - South Central Area
- Brian Hanley - Dublin City Library and Archive
Pictured l-r: Back row: Brian Hanley, Cormac Moore, Donal Fallon; Front row: Maeve Casserly, Cathy Scuffil, Darragh Gannon (click to enlarge)
If you would like to meet the historian in your area and for further information please email email@example.com
The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 lecture series
What happened in Ireland after the 1916 Rising? How did the political, economic and social landscape change and what brought about independence in 1922? Learn more at a three-part lecture series in city libraries in June. Delivered by Dublin City Council’s new Historians-in-Residence, the lecture topics are:
- Lecture 1- Ireland in 1917
- Lecture 2 - What was the War of Independence?
- Lecture 3 - What was the Civil War?
The lectures are free but booking may be required in some libraries.
The Historians have compiled a comprehensive booklist to accompany the Irish Revolution series of lectures:
The Irish Revolution, 1917-1923: Further Reading (PDF, 363KB)
Central Area. Historian in Residence is Dr. Darragh Gannon
Phibsboro Library on 19 and 26 June and 3 July at 6.30pm
Central Library, ILAC Centre, Lunchtime lectures on 20, 21, 22 June at 1.00pm
Drumcondra Library on 15, 22, 29 June at 6.30pm
South Central Area. Historian in Residence is Cathy Scuffil
Walkinstown Library on 14, 21, 28 June at 7pm
Inchicore Library on 19 June at 6.30pm. Dublin in 1917 (single lecture)
North West Area. Historian in Residence is Donal Fallon
Cabra Library on 28 June and 5 and 12 July at 6.30
Dublin City Library and Archive, Historian in Residence is Dr. Brian Hanley
Lunchtime lectures in DCLA on Monday 12, 19, 26 June at 1.10pm
North Central Area. Historian in Residence is Cormac Moore.
Coolock Library on Tuesday 13, 20 and 27 June at 6.30
Raheny Library on Monday 12, 19 and 26 June at 6.30pm.
Marino Library on Wednesday 14, 21 and 28 June at 6.30pm.
Donaghmede Library on Thursday 15, 22 and 29 June at 6.30pm.
South East Area. Historian in Residence is Maeve Casserly.
Rathmines Library on Monday 12, 19 and 26 June at 6pm.
Ringsend Library on Wednesday 28 June at 6.30pm. Dublin After the Rising: 1916-1918 and the rise of Irish nationalism (single lecture)
1916 Rising Garrison Plaques
Dublin City Council unveiled two more plaques in this series in December 2016, one to the Four Courts Garrison at Church Street and one to the Royal College of Surgeons Garrison at 123 St Stephen’s Green.
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.
Photo: Accepting the award. Image courtesy of Chambers Ireland (click to enlarge)
From Dublin City Public Libraries on Vimeo.
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
Decade of Commemoration Grants
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.