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2016 News & Events

August 2016

16 August: Invitation to view ‘Casement in Kerry: A Revolutionary Journey’ exhibition

As part of the Ireland2016 centenary commemorations programme, Kerry County Museum has produced a wonderful exhibition entitled Casement in Kerry: A Revolutionary Journey, which will be displayed at the Consulate of Ireland for the duration of the month of August.

11 August: John McGuiggan discusses Lavery’s ‘High Treason: The Appeal of Roger Casement’ at the Consulate

The Consulate of Ireland was honoured to host a lecture by Barrister of Law John McGuiggan on Sir John Lavery’s painting ‘High Treason – The Appeal of Sir Roger Casement’ on 11 August.

June 2016

27-30 June: Visit of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to Scotland

The Consulate was delighted to host a recent visit to Scotland by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins. The visit included a number of engagements in both Glasgow and Edinburgh from 27 – 30 June. The President was accompanied during his visit by the Minister for Diaspora Affairs and International Development, Joe McHugh TD.

24 June: UK Referendum on EU Membership

On 23 June, the UK electorate went to the polls to decide whether the UK should remain as a member of the European Union, or if it should leave

8 June: Minister Donohoe attends launch of Irish Business Network Scotland in Edinburgh

The Consulate was delighted to welcome Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD to Edinburgh on 8 June to attend the launch of the newly established Irish Business Network Scotland.

May 2016

20 May: Remembering the Battle of the Somme in Scotland in 2016

One hundred years after the Battle of the Somme, the Abbey Theatre will stage the UK premiere of a major new co-production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme at Glasgow’s Citizens’ Theatre from 20 May – 4 June 2016.

3 May: ‘We know their dream: Yeats and 1916’¸ University of Glasgow

On 3 May 2016, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain and renowned Yeats enthusiast Dan Mulhall will give a lecture on the great poet’s engagement with the events of 1916 at the University of Glasgow.

April 2016

April: 1916 Rising Centenary Committee Commemorations Programme 

Though some elements have yet to be confirmed, the programme is likely to include a public exhibition on the events of 1916 which will be launched in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library on 11 April 2016, as well as lectures, concerts, reading, public debates and plays about Margaret Skinnider and Elizabeth O’Farrell.

March 2016

March: 1916 discussion and debate at University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh’s Modern Irish History Department will hold a series of commemorative events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in 2016. The programme, supported by the Irish Government, will include a film series exploring the events of 1916 and their legacy at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.

January 2016

15 Jan: Commemorating the Rising at Celtic Connections Festival 

In 2016, the programme will include a number of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. With support from Culture Ireland, the Chieftains will host an evening of Irish music with a number of special guests including former Dubliners fiddler John Sheahan and top contemporary balladeer Declan O’Rourke, who’ve recently won huge acclaim with Damien Dempsey as The New Triangle.