Proclamation Day 2016


Listen to the 1916 Proclamation read in English and Irish

DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

VENUE: online

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

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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.

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Read all 10 UCD/Irish Independent 1916 Collection supplements here

Dr Conor Mulvagh

Lecturer in Irish History, UCD School of History & Archives, UCD Centre for War Studies


Dr Conor Mulvagh is Lecturer in Irish History at UCD with special responsibility for the decade of centenaries. He is currently researching the history of UCD during the Irish Revolution. He lectures on memory and commemoration as well as on nineteenth and twentieth century Irish and British history. He has previously lectured on the Irish revolution, the Northern Irish Troubles, and Irish Studies at UCD as well as having worked on the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project (2013). His recent publications include, Irish Days, Indian Memories: V. V. Giri and Indian Law Students at University College Dublin, 1913-1916 (Irish Academic Press, 2016) and The Irish Parliamentary Party at Westminster, 1900-18 (Manchester University Press, 2016). 

Dr Aoife Whelan

Lecture, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore


Dr Aoife Whelan completed her doctoral thesis at University College Dublin. Her thesis examines the ‘Irish-Ireland’ ideology in the Irish Independent from 1905-1922. Publications based on this research include Irish Studies Review (February 2013) and Independent Newspapers: A History (O’Brien and Rafter, 2012: Four Courts Press). Aoife has been Treasurer of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland since 2011. At present, she lectures in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at UCD and is Deputy Editor of The Revolution Papers.