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An Taibhdhearc, Ireland’s only Irish language theatre, situated in Middle Street, the very heart of Galway, grew out of a conversation between two remarkable men, Professor Liam Ó Briain and Dr Séamus Ó Beirn.* Both men, passionate Irish speakers, believed that a lively Irish language theatre would promote Irish in an imaginative way.
Custom House Studios is hosting a gallery talk with Mary Kelly on Friday April 15 at 2.30pm.
Mayo Arts Collaborative presents an exciting visual art project, 'Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside', in five arts venues around Mayo until the end of April.
Bus Éireann and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) have launched a collaborative campaign to commemorate leading female participants in the 1916 Rising. The campaign features a specially wrapped double decker commuter bus, and posters illustrating the stories of six women who featured prominently in the Easter Rising, on 650 buses nationwide. Bus Éireann travel centres across the country, as well as bus bays, some bus shelters, and Busaras in Dublin, will also feature billboards and a short digital video for the campaign. The figures will be profiled on board buses in the regions where they are most associated, with Mayo native Kathleen Lynn the figurehead for the west of Ireland
The fifth lecture in the Lectures in the Library series, curated by the Centre for Irish Studies to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising, will focus on Captain Jack White, one of the most unusual participants in the Irish revolution.
Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some were refused a pension for many years because they were not ‘men’. In at least one case, the valiant role played by Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was simply airbrushed out of history.
Fighting for 'King and country' was never a great motivation for Irishmen to fight in The Great War, but there was motivation to be found in the form of the payment of separation allowances to the dependents of servicemen.
'We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland,’ so ran the famous declaration of the Irish Citizen Army, formed by James Connolly, James Larkin, and Jack White, and which took part in the revolutionary events of 1913-23.