june 2016

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1916 Commemorations at St. James's

Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital hosted a 1916 Commemoration Weekend from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May on the St James’s Hospital campus. It featured the unveiling of two plaques, one at the Old Stone Building and one at the hospital, a series of seminars and talks in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences and various musical and photographic events.

unveiling plaque

Pictured above is Professor Emeritus Davis Coakley and former Tasoiseach Liam Cosgrave unveiling the plaque outside the Old Stone Building. His father was William T. Cosgrave who fought during the Easter Rising inside the building,  which was the headquarters of the 4th Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. The 4th Battalion was commanded by Eamonn Ceannt and Cathal Brugha was second-in-command .  William Cosgrave became the President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State after independence. 

group of relatives


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