FOR ITS own reasons, the State chose to celebrate the 1916 Rising a month shy of the actual date of the event itself, which took place in April 1916, not March.
Thankfully Paddy Cullivan, of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan, and Kilkenomics, is doing the decent thing and holding a show about 1916 on the actual 100th anniversary - April 24 - albeit plus one day.
The 10 Dark Secrets of 1916 (and how they Shaped Ireland ) takes place in the Town Hall Theatre studio on Monday April 25, exploring the Rising, the War of Independence, and the Civil War, through satire, imagery, historical insight, and song.
Throughout Paddy will ask: how did the lawyer who prosecuted the 1916 leaders end up in one of the highest positions in the Free State? Why were 280,000 women denied the vital Treaty election vote of 1922? What made two million Irish people turn from hating 1916 to supporting the War of Independence? What made Michael Collins sign the Treaty, and why is his assassination still shrouded in mystery?
Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie