South Dublin County Council launch 1916 Centenary Programme: Paths To Freedom

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South Dublin County Council has announced a unique package of lectures, presentations and entertainment events to remember the 1916 Rising, 100 years on. The 1916 Centenary programme Paths To Freedom, is aimed at explaining the many “shades of green” that existed in the run-up to the Easter Rising, and to show that the so-called ‘long decade’, 1912-1923, was a pivotal decade in our nation.

Paths To Freedom will be presented by RTÉ broadcasters Myles Dungan, Joe Duffy and Turtle Bunbury, and will bring together a team of authors and key academics with important things to say about the legacy of 1916, plus a cast of international performers, for a special two-part commemoration, comprising talks, presentations, and an evening showcase of songs and music from the era by Count John McCormack, Lena Ford, Ivor Novello, Stanley Kirkby and George M. Cohan.

Paths to Freedom Poster Tallaght Final

The event take place on Saturday, February 27th in the Conference Room in Tallaght Stadium. The event is free, but booking is essential, click here to do so or call 01 4149285.

Lecturers on the day will include…

  • Sentenced To Death – The Rebel Courts Martial by Myles Dungan
  • Joe Duffy: Children of the Rising
  • Catriona Crowe: Ireland Before The Rising
  •  Turtle Bunbury: The Personalities Of The 1916 Rising
  • Elizabeth Gillis: What Did The Women Do Anyway?

The evening musical show is scheduled for the Civic Theatre on Friday October 14th2016. See here for details.

The Paths To Freedom programme is offered by South Dublin County Council in collaboration with Pegasus Consulting, the company behind the hugely successful history projects The Fighting Irish (2010) and The Great War Roadshow (2014-15).