DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Produced in support of Proclamation Day 2016, Tuesday March 15th, the videos below feature UCD academics Dr Conor Mulvagh, lecturer in Irish History with special responsibility for the Decade of Commemorations, UCD School of History and Dr Aoife Whelan, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore reading aloud the Proclamation in English and Irish.
The readings were filmed in front of the Kevin Barry Window, commemorating the life of Kevin Barry, an IRA volunteer who was executed by the British Army during the War of Independence. 76 years after its original installation in Earlsfort Terrace it was relocated to the UCD Belfield Campus.
Listen to the Proclamation read in English by Dr Conor Mulvagh
Listen to the Proclamation read in Irish by Dr Aoife Whelan
For more information on the Proclamation see the following articles published in the 1916 Collection a collaborated between UCD and the Irish Independent to produce a series of 10 supplements, published between October 2015 and March 2016, to tell the story of 1916.
The Proclamation, Dr Richard McElligott, lecturer in Modern Irish History, UCD School of History
Irishmen and Irishwomen: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old traditions of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom
Equality was a cornerstone of Proclamation, Dr Mary McAuliff, lecturer on gender history, UCD Women’s Studies
Importance to women activists of the promise of equal citizenship cannot be underestimated.
Read all 10 UCD/Irish Independent 1916 Collection supplements here