The 1916 Proclomation: Then & Now

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Panel Debate with Tommy Graham and Guests 27th Feb

Roundwood & District Historical and Folklore Society

The 1916 Proclamation: then & now

Along with images of the GPO, and of the seven signatories, the 1916 Proclamation (typos and all) is one of most iconic images of the Rising. It is also the document of Easter 1916; facsimiles were distributed to schools throughout the state to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rising in 1966. But who wrote it? What determined its content? How significant is its appeal to Irishmen and Irishwomen? And how does the Ireland of 2016 measure up against its lofty aspirations? Join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, for a lively round table discussion with Liam Kennedy, Padraig Yeates, Robert Ballagh and Linda Connolly.


This event is being held as part of a two day seminar, Ticket €20 

Available from C.J Galligan Tel: (01) 2818136

Derek Neilson (01) 2818118

Monica Farrell:Email :

See programme below:

Friday 26 February:

8.00 pm:    Opening of the seminar and launch of the Booklet “Wicklow and The 1916 Rising” (author Martin Timmons).

8.15 pm:    The Development of Nationalism from 1603 to 1905 (Professor Kevin Whelan).


Saturday 27 February:

9.30 am:    Women and 1916 (Dr Mary McAuliffe)

11.30 am:  Nationalism from 1905 to 1916 (Professor Eunan O’Halpin)

2.00 pm:    James Connolly and The Left (Padraig Yeates)

4.00 pm:    The 1916 Proclamation – Then and Now (History Ireland Hedge School with Tommy Graham, Robert Ballagh, Eunan O’Halpin, Margaret Ward and Padraig Yeates)


8.00 pm:    Traditional Music Evening in Kavanaghs, Vartry House.


This page was added by Deirdre Burns on 10/02/2016.