University College Dublin at RTE Road to the Rising

Public Lectures & Events

Academics from UCD will be participating in many of the Road to the Rising events on Easter Monday 6 April 2015

DATE: 6 April 2015

VENUE: O'Connell Street and surrounding area

Free Family Events – RTÉ Road to the Rising explores Ireland in the run up to the Revolution, as well as the ideas, people and the socio-economic forces which would shape the events of Easter Week 1916.

Experience Irish life as it was 100 years ago as O’Connell Street becomes an Edwardian thoroughfare, evoking the atmosphere of the capital in 1915. Explore vintage displays and enjoy a host of performers as they re-imagine the capital in 1915. Join the many historians and speakers on hand in nearby venues bringing to life the people who set Ireland on the Road to the Rising. For detailed information see RTE ROAD TO THE RISING

Academics from University College Dublin will be participating in many of the events throughout the day, see below a selection of these activities, talks and discussions.

11:00 – 12:30 FREE open discussions, Social Hall, Liberty Hall, hosted by Áine Lawlor

FOLLOWING THE FIGHTERS: Female experiences of revolutionary Ireland with Dr Laura McAtackney

11:00 – 12:15 The Making of The Rising Lectures, The Abbey Theatre, hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan

THE IDEAS OF 1916 with Prof Declan Kiberd and Dr PJ Mathews

11:30 The Twighlight of the Empire, Ireland & Britain 1915, Wynn’s Hotel, Ballroom, hosted by David McCullagh

PANEL DISCUSSION with Dr Conor Mulvagh and other guests.

13:00 – 14:30 The Irish Language & Cultural Revival, hosted by Cormac Ó hEadhra, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Connolly Hall, Liberty Hall

THE STORY THEY TOLD: Revivalists & the 1916 Rising with Dr Regina Uí Chollatáin

13:00 – 14:30 Wider Society in 1915, Social Hall, Liberty Hall hosted by Áine Lawlor

SPORT & SOCIETY: In pre-rising Ireland with Dr Richard McElligott

PUNISHMENT & ORDER: The Irish Prison System in 1915 with Dr Fiachra Byrne

13:30 – 15:00 Living & Dying in 1915, Ballroom, Wynn’s Hotel hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan



14:00 – 16:45 Revisiting the Revolutionary Era, The Abbey Theatre, hosted by David McCullagh

IN SEARCH OF THE RABBLE: new sources and evidence for the Revolutionary era with Prof Diarmaid Ferriter

15:00 – 17:00 Ordinary Life in 1915, Trinity Suite, Gresham Hotel

QUALITY OF LIFE – LIFE OF THE QUALITY: How the rich lived with Dr Joseph Brady

15:15 – 17:00 Before the Rising (part 2), Wynn’s Hotel, hosted by Myles Dungan

JOHN REDMOND with Dr Conor Mulvagh

16:00 – 17:00 Cormac ag a Cúig, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Dr Regina Uí Chollatáin joins Cormac Ó hEadhra and guests.