Four lunchtime talks which happened in Dublin Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green in the run up to Easter Monday 28th March 2016. The talks are on aspects of Dublin life at the time of the 1916 Rising. We thank the speakers for allowing us to record the talks for archive purposes.
Thursday 25 February
Padraig Yeates: Political and social life in Dublin in 1916
Introduced by Andy Pollak
Thursday 3 March
Elaine Sisson: Irish education and Pearse’s St Enda’s School in 1916
Introduced by Katy Hayes
Thursday 10 March
Mary Muldowney: Women in work, trade unions and the Irish Citizens Army in 1916
Introduced by Fergus Whelan
Thursday 24 March
Martin Maguire: Dublin Protestants and the 1916 Rising
This series is currently ongoing. All are welcome to attend the talks in the church. For more information, please see the blog that we have posted about it.
Good Friday ‘Reading of the Names’ service to include all those who died in Easter Week 1916
There will be an important additional element to Dublin Unitarian Church’s annual ‘Reading of the Names’ service on Good Friday (25 March) this year. At 11.15 am prominent figures from politics, the media, education and the arts will join members of the congregation to read the names of the nearly 500 people – rebels, soldiers, policemen, civilians, children – who died in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland during the week of the 1916 Easter Rising and after.
At 12.00 midday will begin the traditional reading of the names of the more than 3,500 people who died in the Northern Ireland conflict from 1966 to the present day. This will be the 16th year of the church’s Good Friday ‘Reading of the Names’ service, a commemorative event that is unique on the island of island.