Programme of Events

Official programme will be launched in the coming weeks.


What Price the Children: the Work of Dorothy Price among the Dublin Poor

June 2013

The Library curated an online exhibition to mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout.


Symposium – The First World War in European Children’s Literature 1970-2014

27 June 2014

This event focused on the processes at play in recent literary production, investigating and comparing representations of the War in materials produced across Europe.

World War I Roadshow

12 July 2014

A Family History Collections Day of World War I memorabilia was hosted in Trinity on 12 July 2014.

Culture Night: Voices from the Great War

19 September 2014

This Culture Night the Long Room Hub hosted an event to reflect the great diversity of experiences that came out of the Great War. There were songs, poems, and readings in many languages, and a guest appearance by prizewinning novelist Jennifer Johnston.

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The Curragh Mutiny in Context

20 March 2015

A conference was held at Ceannt Barracks, the Curragh, to mark the centenary of the Curragh Mutiny.

Library Blog - Changed Utterly: Ireland and the Easter Rising

23 March 2015

The Library launched a blog through which to explore special research collections relating to the Easter Rising.

Public Lecture – Thinking Historically about the Decade of Commemorations

16 June 2015

Professor Joe Lee, Glucksman Chair of Irish History and Professor of Irish Studies at New York University gave a public lecture in the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Symposium - The North Began? Northern Separatists and the Irish Revolution, 1900-1925

20 June 2015

A public symposium to examine the experience of Irish republican nationalists in the early 20th century who were from Ulster.

Online Exhibition - The Great War Revisited

30 June 2015

In partnership with Google Cultural Institute, the Library launched a major new online exhibition.

Hall of Honour Memorial Stone

26 September 2015

At a special ceremony a memorial stone was unveiled in front of the Hall of Honour to commemorate staff, students and alumni who died in the Great War.

Book Launch - Of War and War’s Alarms: Reflections on Modern Irish Writing

13 October 2015

Poet Gerald Dawe will be launching his most recent book in October.

Lecture by Professor Roy Foster - An Inheritance from our Forefathers? Historians and the Memory of the Irish Revolution

20 October 2015

Professor Roy Foster will deliver the 2015 Edmund Burke lecture on the agendas, elisions and implications of commemorating events in Irish history that are at once inspirational and divisive. Professor Foster is the Carroll Chair of Irish History, University of Oxford, and Visiting Parnell Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge. This lecture is being organised by the Long Room Hub and registration is required.

Book Launch Trinity College and the Irish Revolution 1912-23

November 2015

Dr Tomás Irish’s new book will appear in autumn 2015.

Light Show – The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime

23-28 November 2015 18:00 – 22:00

Portraits of some of the Trinity students, staff and alumni who died in WWI will be projected onto the 1937 Reading Room.

School of Histories & Humanities Extramural Course: Revolutionaries

9 November 2015 – 4 March 2016  

The School of History & Humanities will run a weekly series of lectures focusing on the reputations of famous historical revolutionary figures.

Oifig na Gaeilge Bilingual Public Seminar

23 November 2015

Oifig na Gaeilge, in partnership with Conradh na Gaeilge, will run a bilingual public seminar in Trinity’s Public Theatre.

Public lecture by Joe Duffy - Children of the Rising: the untold story of the young lives lost during Easter 1916

26 November 2015

Broadcaster and journalist Joe Duffy will give a free public lecture based on his recent book Children of the Rising: the untold story of the young lives lost during Easter 1916. The event is part of the ‘Tell Me About’ public lecture series which is presented as part of the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Civic Engagement Strategy. Booking advised - contact Jeni Ryan

Fit as Fiddles and Hard as Nails: Irish Soldiers’ Voices from the Trenches

November 2015

The Library plans an online publication of the Great War diaries and letters in the Library’s manuscripts collection. The publication will include photographs, page-by-page transcriptions and contextual essays.

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Read all about it; facsimiles of newspapers now available

The Revolution Papers is a commemorative public history initiative which makes available the most important Irish newspapers reprinted exactly as they appeared almost one hundred years ago.

School of English Evening Lecture Series: Literature and Revolution

19 January – 22 March 2016

Members of the School of English will present a series of talks on the relationship between literature and revolution.

Public lecture: ‘Instant History’

26 January 2016

Prof David Fitzpatrick will deliver the inaugural talk of the 2015-16 programme of the Europe’s Violent Memories Lecture Series.

Oifig na Gaeilge and The Gaelic League Ard Fheis

27 February 2016

Oifig na Gaeilge is partnering with The Gaelic League during its annual Ard Fheis dinner in the Dining Hall.

Free Online History Course - Irish Lives in War and Revolution

March – April 2016

Trinity and FutureLearn will shortly re-open their popular MOOC, the free online Irish history course Irish Lives in War and Revolution 1912-1923

Proclamation Day - Reading of the Proclamation

15 March 2016

Trinity will take part in a nation-wide reading of the proclamation

Proclamation Day Symposium

15 March 2016 - 18:00

The Trinity Long Room Hub is organising a symposium on Proclamation Day 2016 which will consider the1916 Proclamation in its national and international context. Historians and literary scholars will consider the historical context of events in 1916, going back three centuries, and the global context, considering independence movements in America, France and China.

Alumni Events

March-April 2016

Alumni are being kept informed of the College’s Decade of Commemorations activities with lectures being delivered by Professor Eunan O’Halpin and other members of the Department of History.

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