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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

This weekend: Street Stories 1916 Festival in Dublin 7

This coming weekend, Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project, a highly successful local community group in Dublin 7, is presenting a programme of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

Friday 23 October

Launch of 1916 Street Stories Festival and magazine 1916 in Stoneybatter, Smithfield and The Markets. Guest Speaker RTÉ’s Joe Duffy, author of ‘Children of the Rising’, will be the guest speaker. At 7pm, there will be live music with Landless, musicians who sing unaccompanied traditional songs in four-part harmony.
Venue: Sacred Heart Chapel, Church Street/Arbour Hill, Dublin 7.

Saturday 24 October – Six Talks on the 1916 Rising

Session One

12:00pm : The IRB and the planning of the 1916 Rising, with Shane Kenna. Venue: The Cobblestone pub, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

12:30pm : Guns and Hoses: The Dublin Fire Brigade and The Irish Revolution, with Las Fallon. Venue: The Elbow Room, 32 Brunswick St N, Dublin 7.

Session Two 


2:30pm  : The Battle of the Four Courts and the North King Street Massacre, with Helen Litton. Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

2:30pm : Realists and Idealists: 77 Women of the Easter Rising, with Liz Gillis and Mary McAuliffe. Venue: The Elbow Room, 32 Brunswick St N, Dublin 7.

Session 3

4:30pm : A Local Who’s Who of the 1916 Rising, with Joe Connell Jnr. Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

4:30pm : James Connolly - A Full Life, with Lorcan Collins. Venue: The Elbow Room, 32 Brunswick St N, Dublin 7.

Followed by

9.00pm:  Live Music in The Cobblestone with Dublin Ska and Reggae band The Bionic Rats and DJ Tommy Rash. This is a ticket only event. Tickets €5. Available at The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

Sunday 25 October

2.00pm – Walking tour of Arbour Hill cemetery. Meet at cemetery gates, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7.

4.00pm – Film Screening – A Terrible Beauty - a film about events around North King Street and Mount Street Bridge. Venue: The Elbow Room, 32 Brunswick St N, Dublin 7.

More details can be found on the Project's facebook page