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Beyond Sackville Street & The Somme
By Maeve McNicholas
23, Sep 2016 - 07:49

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Beyond Sackville Street & The Somme
Programme of Events

As part of the National Museum of Ireland's 1916 Public Engagement Programme the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life aims to look at how the lives of ordinary people throughout Ireland were affected by the 1916 Rising, its aftermath and World War 1. Many themes are explored in ‘Beyond Sackville & the Somme' and they include: the impact of social, cultural and economic changes in this period on life in Ireland; the changing role of women and comparisons between experiences of those in rural and urban Ireland as a result of the events of 1916.

Carnation Theatre - 'Midwives of a Nation'
Sun 2nd Oct. 3pm-4pm.

Midwives celebrate the often forgotten contribution of women to the events of 1916. The big and the not so big characters of which there are so many: Elizabeth O'Farrell, Margaret Skinnider, Countess Markievicz, Winnie Carnie to name but a few. These ladies were the dispatchers, the doctors, the First-Aiders, the snipers, the tea makers, the gun runners...the list goes on! Join Carnation theatre as we celebrate the women who were there at the birth of our nation. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie

Mayo Heritage & Diaspora Day
Sat 8th Oct. 11am-3.30pm
In search of your Mayo ancestry? Mayo Genealogy Group will show you how with guest speakers from the Jackie Clarke Library and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Free. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie

Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising
Sat 22nd Oct. 3pm-4pm
Sandra Heise, curator of this acclaimed exhibition at Collins Barracks, will take you behind the scenes to explore the wealth and significance of this collection of objects associated with Easter Week 1916. Free. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie

After '16 Film Screening. Part 1. Fiction.
Sat 5th of Nov. 3pm-4pm
After '16 is a collection of nine short films of live action, animation and documentary that imaginatively tell the story of Irish history from 1916 to the troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970's. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie

After '16 Film Screening. Part 2. Fiction.
Sun 6th of Nov. 3pm-4pm
After '16 is a collection of nine short films of live action, animation and documentary that imaginatively tell the story of Irish history from 1916 to the troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970's. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie

Beyond Sackville Street and the Somme: The Impact of Rebellion and War in Rural Ireland
Panel Discussion
Sat 19th of Nov. 3pm-5pm
This panel of historians, chaired by Professor Dáire Keogh, President of St. Patrick's Drumcondra, will discuss and debate the impact of 1916 and the First World War on the lives of people in rural Ireland. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie

Our Untold Stories
Sat 3rd of Dec. 2pm-5pm
Irish Community Archive Network is a local history research initiative that uncovers a rich tapestry of untold stories. Join participants of the Irish Community Archive Network to hear more about their research and their wealth of stories. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie

Film: The Battle of the Somme
Sat 10th of Dec. 3pm-4.30pm
Released in 1916, this film was seen by more than 20 million people in Britain and Ireland and was used to rally civilian support for the First World War. View this restored film with a short introduction by historian Dr. Jennifer Wellington. Presented in association with the Imperial War Museum, UK. Booking required: 094 9031751/ educationtph@museum.ie




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