Update for week of 04 April 2016

Easter Monday 2016: Aungier Street 

Several thousand people passed through DIT Aungier Street on Easter Monday to participate in the wide ranging talks, exhibitions and performances.  Colleagues from Estates who managed the event were joined by volunteers from across DIT who acted as Ambassadors to welcome guests and ensure they found the event they had booked.  Some colleagues also volunteered to deliver fascinating talks on various aspects of the Rising – who was involved at Jacobs, how the events were perceived, what life was like at the time.

With the assistance of our colleague Roy Moore, some of these talks were recorded in advance, so if you weren’t able to make it on Easter Monday you can listen to them at your leisure. 

Links to the recordings are provided here, and they will shortly be uploaded to a DIT 1916 micro site where they can be accessed more widely.

¿     Paul O’Sullivan- 1916: The First Casualties

¿     Michael Foley – The Irish Folly: the press, the people, the politics

¿     Hugh Comerford – Impact of the Rising on the Civilian Population

¿     Paul Horan and David Kenny - Scéal -O'hAnnracháin agus NicShiubhlaigh - Cásca 1916

¿     Kate Shanahan – Getting the Story Out: Women Journalists in 1916

¿     Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire – Dublin Restaurants in 1916

¿     Anthony Jordan – A Terrible Beauty is Born

¿     Thomas Murphy – Walls do Talk