About the Event

Fermanagh Omagh District Council will mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising with a series of talks to take place in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.

The Easter Rising in Ireland during Easter Week 1916 was a watershed event in Irish history, which also had an effect on World history.  As well as the obvious transformation of the political landscape, its effects on Irish culture were also significant and continue to be felt today.  The Easter Rising has been and remains an issue of much contention and debate.  While this series of talks will look at the Easter Rising from a historic perspective, it will emphasise the influence that the events around 1916 had on the fate of the Irish language.

Tuesday 19 April – 7.30pm; Aindrias O Cathasaigh – Changed utterly? The Easter Rising and the Shift in Public Opinion.

Tuesday 26 April – 7.30pm; Conal Mac Seain – Seosamh Laoide (J. H. Lloyd) Cultural Nationalist and Irish scholar.

Thursday 5 May – 7.30pm; Dr Fionntan de Brun – Patrick Pearse, Scoil Eanna and ‘the Intellectual Independence of Ireland’.

Thursday 12 May -7.30pm; Dr Regina Ui Chollatain – From Keating’s history to Keating’s legacy? 1916 and the Gaelic League

All talks have free admittance and need to be booked in advance.

Talks will be given in English.

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