DATE: 20 January 2016
VENUE: UCD O'Brien Centre for Science Building, UCD, Belfield
Coinciding with the centenary of the 1916 Rising, this course will look at its more prominent participants in terms of their family backgrounds. Using genealogical and historical methodologies, we will examine the ancestral origins, social status, political affiliations, accomplishments, interactions and other aspects of the families of leading rebellion figures. Those selected for special examination will be firstly the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Seán MacDermott, Joseph Plunkett, Éamonn Ceannt. Then we will deal with the nine others executed, Con Colbert, Edward Daly, Seán Heuston, Thomas Kent, John McBride, Michael Mallin, Michael O’Hanrahan, William Pearse (Patrick’s brother) and Roger Casement. Other leading figures in focus will be Eoin MacNeill, Éamonn de Valera, Michael Collins, Michael Joseph O’Rahilly (‘The O’Rahilly’), Cathal Brugha, William T Cosgrave, Countess Markievicz (born Constance Gore Booth) and Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell.
The course runs from 20 January to 23 March 2016 (10 classes, 7-9pm, starting date deferred from 13 January)
To register for this course please see: www.ucd.ie/adulted (click on ‘Lifelong Learning’ and scroll down to AE-GN204)