Past events

Our vision for the Decade of Centenaries is to inform national debate and understanding with an objective scholarly voice, in a manner that brings education and new perspectives to the fore. This will be achieved through a range of conferences, exhibitions, publications and other outputs that are detailed in this events section.


Foundation of the Irish State


DATE: 2 – 3 December 2022

VENUE: University College Dublin & Livestream

History Hub Centenary Features


DATE: Ongoing

VENUE: Online

Kevin Barry Centenary

Public Seminar

DATE: 1st November 2020


Voices of Moore Street Dublin: An Experiential Exploration of the Legacy of 1916


DATE: TBC in September 2017

VENUE: Dublin City Library and UCD

Mapping the Irish State


DATE: Ongoing

VENUE: Online

Eoin MacNeill: Revolutionary and Scholar



VENUE: Online

Art and Reality


DATE: 19 October 2018

VENUE: UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

The memorialisation of Moore Street: conservation and commemoration.

Interdisciplinary Workshop

DATE: September 2018


Voices of War Winners Announced


DATE: 15th September 2018


Partitions and borders: a comparative and interdisciplinary conference


DATE: 24-25 May 2018

VENUE: School of History, John Henry Newman Building, University College Dublin

The UCD History and Health Competition


DATE: Closing date for entries: 9th February 2018 / Launch day: 19th October 2017


Remembering 1916 – Online Exhibition

Digital Exhibition

DATE: Ongoing 2016

VENUE: Online

The state of the State

DATE: 2016


Sharing our Heritage: Commemorating Irish Historical Figures through Collaborative Open-Access Publishing

Wikipedia Editathon

DATE: November 23, 2016

VENUE: Science Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

The Museum of August Destiny

Art Exhibition

DATE: 4 November 2016 – 26 January 2017

VENUE: Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin

1916: Home: 2016


DATE: 27-28 October 2016

VENUE: To be announced

Pearse’s Landscape


DATE: October 2016

VENUE: University College Dublin

Studies Irish and Anglo-Irish (1916, 1966, 2016)

Public Lecture

DATE: September 2016

VENUE: To be announced

Tom Kettle 100


DATE: 9 September 2016

VENUE: University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

Kevin Barry and His Time: An Exhibition

Exhibition, Digital

DATE: 16 - 27 November 2015

VENUE: Public foyer outside the James Joyce Library on UCD’s Belfield Campus

After the War: Commemorating the Great War in Ireland

Conference & Workshop

DATE: 7th - 8th July

VENUE: 43 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Reading James Joyce’s A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man 1916-2016

Lecture Series

DATE: 3 - 10 July 2016

VENUE: James Joyce Centre, North Great George's Street, Dublin 1

Conflict and The City

Public Lecture & Exhibition

DATE: 31 May - 1 June 2016

VENUE: Dublin Liberty Hall Theatre & Other Venues

UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures

Lecture Series

DATE: 11, 12, 27 May & 9 June

VENUE: Pearse Museum, Abbey Theatre (Peacock), National Library

Reading 1916: An Exhibition


DATE: February - May 2016

VENUE: UCD Special Collections, Belfield, Dublin 4


Theatre performance

DATE: 22,23,24,26,27 April & 3,4,5 May 2016

VENUE: Kilmainham Gaol, Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire, Civic Theatre, Tallaght, National Concert Hall

The Seven Qualities of the Rising

Lecture Series

DATE: October 2015 - March 2016

VENUE: University College Dublin

Proclamation Day 2016


DATE: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

VENUE: online

Genealogies & Family Histories of 1916 Leaders

Lifelong Learning Course

DATE: 20 January 2016

VENUE: UCD O'Brien Centre for Science Building, UCD, Belfield

The War Project


DATE: 8 March - 11 March 2016

VENUE: Memorial Hall, Richview, University College Dublin, Dublin 4

1916 UCD & Irish Independent supplement series


DATE: 3 March 2016

VENUE: Commemorative series to collect

Documents of 1916


DATE: 1 February - 28 February

VENUE: UCD Archives, James Joyce Library, Belfield, Dublin 4

Revolution: Results and Reappraisal

Conference & Exhibition

DATE: 19 & 20 February 2016

VENUE: Pearse Museum & UCD

Poems of the Rising – Have your say


DATE: 21 January - 21 February 2016

VENUE: online

Globalising the Rising: 1916 in context


DATE: 5 - 6 February 2016

VENUE: O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

After Empire Leaders’ Discussion


DATE: 4 February 2016, 6.30pm

VENUE: O'Reilly Hall, UCD, Belfield

The Coming-of-Age-Novel After Joyce

DATE: 2 February 2016

VENUE: Physics Theatre, Newman House, 85 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

1916 as a Global Event

Lecture Series

DATE: 21 January 2016

VENUE: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach

Lecture series

DATE: 12 November 2015

VENUE: Theatre R, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield

EastAR Rising – Walking Tour App


DATE: November 2015

VENUE: Dublin City

Global Revolution


DATE: 23 & 24 October 2015

VENUE: Ardmore House, University College Dublin

Revolting Women: Nationalism, Suffrage and Labour, 1912-1924

Digital, Seminar & Public Lecture

DATE: 16 October 2015

VENUE: 86 Newman House, St Stephen's Green Dublin 2

Handbook of the Irish Revival

DATE: June 2015

VENUE: The Abbey Theatre & Publication

Global Yeats: UCD Yeats 2015 Commemoration


DATE: 26 June 2015

VENUE: Physics Theatre, Newman House, 85 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Revival to Revolution – literary career of Thomas MacDonagh


DATE: 24 & 25 June 2015 Time: 10am - 5pm

VENUE: National Gallery of Ireland

Universities in Revolution and State Formation


DATE: 5 - 6 June 2015 Time: 9:30 - 16:30

VENUE: Newman House, University College Dublin, 85 & 86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Fevered Archivists


DATE: 30 April 2015

VENUE: UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin

Philip Orr

RTE History Show and Hay Festival

Public Lecture Series & Festival

DATE: 24 to 26 April 2015

VENUE: St Columba’s Church of Ireland church, Market St, Kells, Co Meath



DATE: 23rd April 2015

VENUE: St Ann's Church, Dawson St., Dublin 2

“Johnnies and Mehmets … side by side” The redemptive afterlife of Gallipoli in Australia, Turkey and Ireland

Public Lecture

DATE: Thursday 23 April 2015

VENUE: National Library of Ireland

University College Dublin at RTE Road to the Rising

Public Lectures & Events

DATE: 6 April 2015

VENUE: O'Connell Street and surrounding area

A nation and not a rabble: the Irish Revolution, 1913-1923


DATE: 11 March 2015

VENUE: University College Dublin

Acts of Rebellion: Shakespeare and the 1916 Rising

Public Lecture

DATE: 26 February 2015

VENUE: Clinton Auditorium, Global Irish Institute, UCD

City, Assembled


DATE: 26 January - 8 February 2015

VENUE: City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2

Acts and Arms: The Road to Woodenbridge, September 1914

Exhibition & Seminar

DATE: 19 September 2014

VENUE: Newman House, UCD, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Art of the Troubles: Culture, Conflict and Commemoration


DATE: 6 June 2014

VENUE: Ulster Museum, Belfast

Hidden histories: Revisiting the spirit of 1913


DATE: 3 October 2013

VENUE: The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2