Events: February 22-28, 2016

A number of commemorative events related  to 1916 take place in Cork over the next week.

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Pause @ Kent Station, Cork will feature musical performances at the Ortús Festival Feb 27-28 to remember the 16 men executed after the Easter Rising and mark 50 years of the station being named after Thomas Kent.

February 23, 2016: Upstairs at the Oliver Plunkett

The Oliver Plunkett has embarked on a revolutionary new dramatic series to mark the 1916 centenary.  Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett – Revolution is a dramatic, specially commissioned series of plays, written and directed by Eoin Hally, which bring the events of 1916 to life. The series features 6 different historical plays. The second production on February 23 at 7pm will explore the O’Donovan Rossa Connection. Previously, the first play featured The Women of the Rising. More information and tickets are available here.

February 25, 2016: Ballygarvan Historical Society Lecture at 7:30pm    

FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE. Dr Gabriel Doherty, History Department, University College Cork  beside the Republican Grave Monument in UCC. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.
Dr Gabriel Doherty, History Department, University College Cork beside the Republican Grave Monument in UCC. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.

Professor Gabriel Doherty, UCC School of History will speak on Commemorating O’Donovan Rossa at the Park Hotel, Cork Airport. All are welcome to join the Ballygarvan Historical Society for this historical lecture, at 7:30pm in the Park Hotel on Thursday, February 25.

February 27 and 28, 2016: Pause @ Kent Station pays musical tribute to The Rising

Pause @ Kent Station, performed by Sam Perkin is a new work for String Ensemble and Video created especially for the Ortús Chamber Music Festival 2016. The main theme of the work will be concerned with the 16 executions during the Rising, with a particular focus on Corkman Thomas Kent. This performance will also celebrate 50 years of the station being named after Thomas Kent.

There will be a special performance at 10:30am in Kent Train Station on February 27. Throughout the day on Sunday, February 28 there will be live performances on board the Irish Rail Cork-Cobh Train.

Further info available here and on www.ortusfestival.ie.

February 28, 2016: Dunmanway Historical Society Lecture at 7:30pm    

Finally, on Sunday evening Dr. Gabriel Doherty, UCC School of History will speak on the subject Cork 1916: (before) and beyond at Acton’s Hall, Dunmanway. All are welcome to join the Dunmanway Historical Society at 7:30pm for will surely be a fascinating historical lecture about the wider context of the Easter Rising in 1916.


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