Mission Statement: To Create, Operate and Encourage Meaningful Commemorations
of the 1916 Rising and Other Events in Ireland and Overseas

Tribute to Ireland’s Rebels Review by SIOBHAN MEARON

“Original and Authentic”, Siobhan Mearon looks at the Revolution 1916 Exhibition which promises to take us back in time, and experience the Easter Rising through the eyes of those who lived it.   Among the many celebrations taking place all over the city this year is ‘Revolution 1916’, an exhibition that incorporates many unique relics, with interactive sets that take the visitor through the same Dublin that the rebels fought in 100 years ago. The exhibition opens on 27th February Read More

REVOLUTION 1916 Review by Anita Byrne

Upon entering you are greeted with a projected video which sets the scene for the rest of the exhibition. An Ireland on the brink of securing Home Rule, poverty stricken with its citizens living in the despicable conditions of the tenement housing. Revolution and rebellion is on the horizon, Home Rule was not and will not ever be enough for those fighting. The macabre feeling of unrest and oppression haunts the rest of the exhibition, the snippet from the graveside Read More

Revolution 1916 Review by Fran Winston

Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island with no access to TV, print or social media it can’t have escaped your notice that this year marks the centenary of the Easter Rising which would eventually lead much of our Island breaking free of the shackles of English rule and becoming a republic. Obviously there are many events and exhibitions planned to mark the occasion. What makes this one stand out is that it is actually right in the heart Read More

Flag Raising at the Ambassador Theatre 21/11/15

REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition  Raising of the Flags of the Participants in the 1916 Rising  Takes place this Saturday at the Ambassador Theatre  REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition are set to raise the flags on the Ambassador Theatre this Saturday. Current representatives of each of the organisations that took part in 1916 will raise their flag.   Join us at 1pm on Saturday November 21st at the Ambassador Theatre for the raising of the flags of the participants in the 1916 Read More

Thomas Kent re-interment Friday 18th September

Thursday 17th September. Chapel Collins Barracks Cork. 5.30 pm. Remains arrive for private time with Kent Family. 6.00 pm. Service with the Chaplain, some public access. 6.30 pm. Public able to pay their respects. Friday 18th September. Cork/Barracks to Cork Prison 11.00 am for private ceremony. 12.45 pm Cortege departs prison for Castlelyons. Route;Rathmore Rd to Glen Ave, Ballyhooly Rd via Dillon’s Cross, via St Luke’s Cross, to Summerhill North, left onto the lower Glanmire Road, passing Kent Station. Motorway Read More

O’Donovan Rossa Funeral Re-enactment.

Over 10,000 people took part in the Sinn Féin organised full scale re-enactment of the O’Donovan Rossa Funeral. Held 100 years to the day and time on Saturday 1st August 2015 the lying in state at the rotunda in Dublin City Hall was faithfully re created from 12 midday. The Cabra Historical Society played a central role in the day’s proceedings having practised their drill for the previous six months. Cllr Michael MacDonncha introduced proceedings and actor Allan Keating delivered Read More

Belfast National Launch of 1916 programme.

The Belfast launch of Sinn Féin’s National programme of events to mark the upcoming centenary of the 1916 rising. On Friday 20th March at Clifton House North Belfast before a large attendance including relatives of Winifrid Carney and Charlie Monahan, Bartle D’Arcy Sinn Féin National 1916 Co-ordinator outlined the main national events and Tom Hartley Belfast Chairman gave details of the key Belfast events planned including erecting a statue of James Connolly on the Falls Road. Addressed by the joint First Read More

Sinn Féin National Launch 2016 events.

On the 6th February in the historic Wynns Hotel in Dublin City Centre where both the Irish Volunteers and Cumann Na mBan were founded Sinn Féin launched an ambitious and innovative programme of commemorative events for 2016. With the general public still in shock at the bungling of the Irish Government’s launch the previous November including the infamous Failte Ireland video, Sinn Féins launch was widely praised even by a hostile media for it’s presentation and quality of the programme. Read More