Commemorations Programme 2020
Dublin City Council’s Commemorations Programme for 2020 will focus on one of the most important anniversaries in the Decade of Centenaries - Bloody Sunday, 21 November 2020.
The varied programme includes:
- The Dublin Festival of History in September will feature online talks on Bloody Sunday and other anniversary events from 1920 such as the operation of the Auxiliaries in Dublin, Bloody Sunday in the Press, and Partition.
- Volume 3 of the Council’s popular local history series History on Your Doorstep will be dedicated entirely to remembering the events of Bloody Sunday. The book will be published in November 2020 and will feature essays by the Council’s historians in residence on various aspects of Bloody Sunday. It will be available free-of-charge in public libraries in the city. You can borrow an eBook of volumes 1 and 2 in the History on Your Doorstep series from BorrowBox using your library card.
- Dublin City Council and Dublin City Libraries (DCL) are partnering with Dublin GAA to bring an exhibition on Bloody Sunday to GAA clubs across the city. The exhibition will be complemented with a programme of talks by Dublin City Council’s historians in residence and a reading list of books on Bloody Sunday and the War of Independence (with items available to borrow for free in Dublin City Libraries).
- On the evening of 21st November 2020, in association with the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Dublin City Council will host a formal event in City Hall to commemorate Bloody Sunday, and in particular the murders of Dick McKee, Peadar Clancy and Conor Clune.
- The Historians in Residence continue to work with communities in Dublin and will be active throughout the autumn bringing the stories of Bloody Sunday and other anniversaries in the Decade of Commemorations to audiences. There will be a new Historian in Residence for Children, a pilot-project in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company, who will work with primary schools in the locality of Richmond Barracks in Inchicore, Dublin 8.
For further information please E: [email protected]
2020 Decade of Commemoration Grants
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the Decade of Commemorations grants have been paused for 2020. For further details please E: [email protected].
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 E: [email protected]
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.