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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Easter Monday: Reflecting the Rising at the NLI

On Easter Monday, 28 March, the National Library of Ireland will offer a free programme of exhibitions, readings, talks and music, based around the year of 1916, as part of the Dublin City-wide Reflecting the Rising event from RTÉ and Ireland 2016.

In Kildare Street, you'll be able to meet the seven signatories of the Proclamation and the women who worked alongside them, as part of an exhibition in the Library’s magnificent front hall. There will be a selection of period music and readings of WB Yeats’ Easter 1916 in the Library’s domed Reading Room, and the original manuscript of that great poem will be on display.

Talks will explore personal testimonies of 1916, eyewitness diaries and what the newspapers of 1916 had to say as events unfolded. These talks need to be booked.

None of the other events at the NLI require booking.

At the National Photographic Archive in Dublin's Temple Bar, the Rising exhibition will offer a visual journey back in time through the National Library’s photographs, and all the Library’s exhibitions will be open throughout the Easter weekend: Easter Saturday, 26 March 1-5pm; Easter Sunday, 27 March 1-5pm; Easter Monday, 28 March 10am-7pm.

All of the NLI's events are free.