The School will be involved in RTÉ 1916: Reflecting the Rising, a large-scale multi-location public event to take place in Dublin on Easter Monday 2016 from 11am to 6pm, with hundreds of talks, walking tours, music, dance, street art, street theatre, and moments of reflection and celebration. RTÉ 1916: Reflecting the Rising aims to provide Irish people of all ages with a one day canvas on which to explore the Rising and our relationship with it, both historically and contemporaneously. In locations on both sides of the River Liffey and on the river itself, the event is a public invitation to commemorate, to celebrate and to understand this significant moment in our collective history.
UCD School of History is pleased to announce that twelve of its current and emiritus staff will be participating on the day giving fouteen different talks in locations across the city centre. At last check, virtually all UCD History talks were fully sold out so, if you were fortunate enough to get tickets, we hope you enjoy the lectures. If you missed out on getting a ticket for any of these events, worry not: HistoryHub.ie, UCD's freely accessible public history website, has created a special curated SoundCloud playlist of 1916 podcasts featuring many of those participating in RTÉ Reflecting the Rising.