Friday 19 February 2016

Scotland & the Easter Rising: day conference, Glasgow

To commemorate the contingent of Glasgow-based members of the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and Na Fianna Éireann who participated in the 1916 Rising, a day of talks, readings and workshops will be held in the city on Saturday 5 March. An evening céilí will round off the event. Here's the programme:

Opening session:
Anne-Marie Flynn, Vice Consul General of Ireland to Scotland will introduce the event.
Reciting of Padraig Pearse’s oration at the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa
Reading of the Proclamation

Morning session:
Irish Volunteers from Scotland the 1916 Rising, with Máirtín Ó Catháin
Women of the Rising, with Pauline Conroy

The Irish Language and 1916, with Caoimhín Ó Cadhla
Seamus Reader and the Rising, with Eddi Reader
Scottish Responses to the Easter Rising, with Chloe Alexander

Afternoon session:
The 1916 Rising‎, the ITGWU, ICA and the Socialist Dimension, with Francis Devine
From a Land beyond the Wave: Irish Volunteers from Scotland and the 1916 Rising, Book Launch

Evening celebration Céilí
Songs and Music of the Easter Rising. An evening of entertainment and commemoration with local musicians including Eddi Reader and Brendan McHugh and friends

Date: Saturday 5 March
Times: 10:30am to 23:30pm
Venue: Scottish Trades Union Congress - 333 Woodlands Road Glasgow G3 6NG GB
Tickets: £6 for day ticket (includes lunch); £6 for evening ticket; £10 for combined day and evening ticket. Booking.