The Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising with an evening of engaging presentations by leading Irish historians, with an opportunity for discussion, in the atmospheric surroundings of the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on Wednesday February 17 at 7.30 pm, in the Music Room.
‘A state of chassis’ – Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances in Dublin in 1916 will feature keynote speakers Professor Keith Jeffery and Dr Fearghal McGarry. Taking place in the Music Room of Christ Church Cathedral, the evening will be chaired by John Bowman, historian and broadcaster.
This event will provide an opportunity to consider the lives of the ‘ordinary’ people of Dublin at the time of the Easter Rising, living at a time when, as Sean O’Casey put it, many felt they were living through a confusing ‘state of chassis’.
The keynote speakers are both highly engaging and respected speakers in this field, based in the School of History at Queen’s University, Belfast. There will also be a special contribution from Dr Jason McElligott describing the impact of the Easter Rising on the famous Marsh’s Library, Dublin.
Admission will be free and refreshments provided. Further information will follow closer to the time of the event. See: www.ireland.anglican.org
Please note that the Music Room is not wheelchair accessible