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28 Mar - RTÉ's Reflecting the Rising
Reflecting the Rising

Easter Monday, 28 March
DIT Aungier Street
Admission Free | Booking Required - 

Under the Reflecting the Rising banner Dublin Institute of Technology is collaborating with RTÉ to present a fascinating programme of lectures, performances and exhibitions on Easter Monday (28 March) in our Aungier Street campus, which is built on the site of the original Jacob’s Biscuit Factory. Lectures will be delivered by a wide range of speakers, including journalists, historians, and commentators – all of whom will bring different perspectives to the story of the Rising.  

One of the outstanding events on the day will be a performance of Requiem 1916 Marbhnaa new requiem in Irish composed by Odhrán O Casaide, lecturer at the Conservatory. Requiem will be performed in the Courtyard at 12 noon, with an orchestra, the DIT Chamber Choir, solo sean nós and classical voices, and traditional Irish and early music instruments. All performers are staff, students and graduates of the Conservatory. 

Another highlight includes A Terrible Beauty- Echoes of Easter 1916 (5-6pm), which will feature student actors from the Conservatory together with professional actors, Margaret Toomey and Evelyn Shaw. Directed by Mary Moynihan, lecturer at DIT Conservatory and Director of Smashing Times Theatre Company, the performance will feature readings, songs and poetry focusing on the role of women in 1916. 

The events are all free but ticketed. For a full listing of the events taking place in DIT Aungier Street and to book, go here. Please note that you need to book for each individual event. Find the event you want, and click the book button in the top-right corner. 

A solemn wreath-laying ceremony will also take place outside the DIT building on Bishop Street at 12.45 pm. No booking is required.