Last of the 1916 Events

Here are some of the ongoing Exhibitions as part of the 2016 Commemorations which continue over the holidays, while you may have time to check them out!



pro_cathedral_dublin_cropMinistry, Advocacy & Compassion

Date: Through 31 December 2016, 1.30pm – 5.30pm daily.

St Kevin’s Chapel, Pro Cathedral, Dublin 1

The exhibition examines the crucial acts of the nuns and clergy, as they responded to the immediate needs of the hungry and displaced by providing them with much needed food and shelter. Explore the eyewitness accounts of those who ministered to the condemned leaders and to those imprisoned in England.



Date: Seven curated exhibitions now available

Inspiring Ireland Digital Exhibitions

A dynamic, multi-media reflection on the people and events of 1916 and its legacy. Curated exhibitions of photos, diaries, aural recordings, video, ephemera, and more, from the National Archives, National Library, and National Museum of Ireland and RTÉ Archives, alongside ‘found’ objects from private collections. Accompanied by expert narrative, these objects tell the stories surrounding the armed insurrection that took place in Ireland during Easter Week 1916. 


jaki_irvine_imma1920If the Ground Should Open…

Date: Runs until January 15, 2017

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham

In If the Ground Should Open… the names of women involved in the 1916 Rising, form ‘the ground’ of a score for nine musicians. The 11 tracks were composed by Irish Artist Jaki Irvine using the canntaireachd system – originally developed as an oral scoring system for Scottish Highland pipes. The basic musical motif in classical piping (piobaireachd) is called ‘the ground’ of the piece, which is then built upon with additional notes and melodies. These were two of more than a hundred women who were ready to die or kill for the possibility of a different Ireland but whose stories were all but written out of official Irish history, consigned to the margins as the narrative was masculinised.


cywatzgw8aajz2aMade in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement 1880’s–1920’s

Date: Runs until February 25, 2017

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork City

“Made in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement 1880’s – 1920’s” brings to life the cross section of people involved in the Arts and Crafts movement in Cork, where artisan workers in lace and metalwork, the Cork School of Art, artists, craftspeople, religious orders and business families like the Days, Egan & Sons, and James Watson & Sons flourished and influenced the wider social structure of Cork and beyond.


sven_augustijnen_exhibitSven Augustijnen: The Arms of Freedom

Date: Runs until January 22, 2017

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square

The Metronome Bursts of Automatic Fire… is a new storyboard installation by Belgian artist Sven Augustijnen for The Hugh Lane’s Artist as Witness 2016 exhibition programme. It is an allusion to the light automatic rifle – the F.A.L manufactured by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal, in Belgium. The installation consists of a display of TIME and LIFE magazines and RTÉ archival material that evokes how both weapons and journalism have been entangled in the fabric of our histories.


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