Letters 1916 – 1923 & RCPI: Culture Night 2017

Culture Night 2017

Join us as we team up with the RCPI Heritage Centre on Culture Night to create an evening of activities relating to Ireland’s revolutionary period.

The event will take place in the beautiful Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) building on Kildare Street and will include talks, demonstrations, interactive exhibitions, augmented reality and live readings over a 5 hour period.

Key information about the event:

Date:

22 September 2017

Time:

5pm – 10pm (drop in any time!)

Address:

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), 6 Kildare St, Dublin 2

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Schedule of talks

5.20 – 5.30 Damien Burke: ‘The Jesuits in 1917’
5.30 – 5.40 Jennifer Redmond: ‘Women’s experiences of 1916’
5.40 – 5.50 Dominic Price: ‘The importance of historical sources in inspiring a
cross-curricular approach for involving students in history’

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6.20 – 6.30 Paul Huddie: ‘The Nursing Branch of the military charity, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association’
6.30 – 6.40 Mary McAuliffe: ‘Revolutionary Women, Politics and Propaganda, 1917-1918’
6.40 – 6.50 Blair Halliday: ‘The shooting of my Mother on Easter Monday 1916’

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Letters 1916 – 1923 Launch

7.00 – 7.10 Professor Susan Schreibman: ‘Letters 1916 – 1923: The Birth of a Nation’
7.10 – 7.20 Robert Doyle: ‘Discovering a treasure trove – Eamonn Ó Modhráin’s letters’
7.20 – 7.30 LAUNCH: Professor Linda Connolly

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8.10 – 8.20 Joseph Peter Quinn: ‘Irish-born soldiers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces during WW1’
8.20 – 8.30 Tessa Finn: ‘May Fay and James Finn’s love letters from 1916’
8.30 – 8.40 Tom Burke: ‘Poppy / Armistice Day in Dublin, ten years after
Passchendaele.’
8.40 – 8.50 Ida Milne: ‘Letters from gaol: the ‘German’ plot internees and the
1918-19 flu’

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9.20 – 9.30 Brian Hughes: ‘The Truce period, July 1921–c.June 1922’
9.30 – 9.40 Billy Campbell: ‘The Truce and its consequences’
9.40 – 9.50 Andrea Martin: ‘The significance of Letters 1916 – 1923 for individual and
collective identity 100 years later’

 


Culture Night is an annual event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

America Declares War : “The world must be made safe for democracy.”

On 6 April 1917 the United States of America declared war on Imperial Germany. Up until this point the United States had maintained the government policy of neutrality. However, neutrality did not keep the war from pervading American lives. As we can see from the letters sent and received during this time neutral America was … Read more

Poverty and War: County Kerry and the letters from 1916

by Thomas Dillon Lecture given at Kerry County Library, Tralee on 28th April 2016 as part of the Letters of 1916 event The Letters of 1916 project is an invaluable resource for historians researching life in Ireland one hundred years ago. This unique collection of original documents helps unearth the hidden history of life in … Read more

Salon Éire 100 presents 16 Letters: an exhibition of paintings by Geraldine O’Sullivan in association with the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York

Geraldine O’Sullivan is a Cork-based artist who has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in many group exhibitions in Ireland and the UK. In May 2016, her “16 Letters” exhibition will be featured in Salon Éire 100, which is produced by Alison McKenna. The exhibition forms part the engaging Salon Éire 100 line up of events … Read more

#16Letters on RTÉ | Easter Sunday

Presented by Ryan Tubridy and filmed in the GPO, ’16 Letters is a major television event specially commissioned for RTE’s 1916 commemorations which sees the written words of ordinary and extraordinary people – caught up in a time of blood, sacrifice and rebellion – brought back to life … one hundred years after they were … Read more

’16 Letters documentary to broadcast on Easter Sunday, RTÉ One, 7pm

    ’16 Letters is a television special inspired by the Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life project. Filmed in the GPO, the headquarters of the rebel forces in the 1916 Rising, and the heart of Irelands postal network in that era, the 75 minute programme is presented by Ryan Tubridy and features … Read more

Letters of 1916 | Moncrieff Show, Newstalk FM, 22 March 2016

  The Letters of 1916 project received a lovely shoutout from @DarraghDoyle on the Moncrieff show on Newstalk FM this afternoon.  It was mentioned during Darragh’s weekly “Internet Loveliness: 10 things to check out on the web this week” slot (every Tuesday). The project is mentioned second in the following segment. Make sure you listen on … Read more