Last year Dublin Institute of Technology established a 1916 Commemoration Committee to consider how DIT could best participate in the national programme of commemoration during this year. Chaired by Director of Academic Affairs and Registrar, Dr. Michael Mulvey, the Committee included members of DIT staff and students as well as interested guest members including Michael Jenkins, descendant of the Jacobs family, and historian Anthony Jordan.
As the DIT campus on Aungier Street is built on the site of the former Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, the Committee focused primarily on events relevant to that location. As a result, DIT will host a wide-ranging programme of lectures, performances and exhibitions in Aungier Street on Easter Monday, 28th March, in collaboration with RTE as part of their “Reflecting the Rising” event.
DIT Bolton Street, and the Linenhall building, were also in close proximity to events during the week of the Rising, including events in North King Street that resulted in civilian deaths. These events will also be marked later in the year.