Working with our creative community and arts organisations to reflect on our past, our present and our future, with a focus on 1916.

Ó’Bheal Weekly Spoken Word Event @ The Long Valley

Every Tuesday
The Long Valley, Winthrop Street Every Tuesday @ 9pm Breakfast with Pádraig A sideways glance at the 1916 rising, and the shadow it has cast across our cultural collective consciousness. Expressed through the ideas and work of two writers...

Walking Tour: 1916 Art Trail

All year round
Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place - All year round The 1916 Art Trail will highlight works on display at the Crawford that are relevant to the period surrounding the 1916 Rising. Works directly depicting life and politics in this era will be ...

The Rising of Poets and Playwrights: 1916 and the arts

Friday, 29th January - Saturday, 30th January 2016
A conference that addresses the issue of the artistic dimensions of the 1916 Rising – the involvement in it of many of Ireland’s cultural activists of the day; the extent to which it encompassed an aesthetic dimension; and the role of the arts, i...

Commemorative Play Series

Most Tuesdays @7pm - January to April
The Oliver Plunkett An Oilibhéir Pluncéid Commemorative Play Series A special commemorative play serial depicting the time and events leading up to, and also throughout, the Rebellion. The eight series show will run over four months with a...

Amhráin 1916: The Real Songs of 1916

Saturday, 20th February @ 8:30 pm - Monday, 29th February 2016
Free talk & exhibition on 100 years of Irish sounds and songs as part of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil weekend programme  Cork Opera House - 8.30pm Terry Moylan will give an illustrated presentation on ‘The Real Songs of 1916...

Pause @ Kent Train Station

Saturday, 27th February @ 10:30 am - Sunday, 28th February 2016
Performed by Sam Perkin is a new work for String Ensemble and Video created especially for the Ortús Chamber Music Festival 2016. The main theme of the work will be concerned with the 16 executions during the Rising, with a particular focus on Corkm...

MAKE 2016 Symposium: Objects and Revolution

Saturday, 5th March 2016
Hosted by the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, MAKE 2016 will be the third in a series of annual Symposia that explore issues of making and materiality. MAKE 2016 will honour the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Rising with a theme of objects res...

Exhibition of Historical Artifacts 1910-1923

Thursday, 10th March 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Blackrock Hurling Club The festival will be launched in the Club Bar on Thursday March 10th at 5.00pm by Frank Murphy, Secretary of the Cork County Board with an exhibition of historical artifacts relating to the Blackrock area in the period of 19...

Oíche Cheoil agus Chéilí

Saturday, 12th March 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Blackrock Hurling Club An “Oíche Cheoil agus Chéilí” will be held on Saturday night in the Club Bar with top class guest musicians, singers and set dancers who will perform pieces from the period. Attendees will be encou...

Two Exhibition Matches

Sunday, 13th March 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Blackrock Hurling Club Two exhibition matches will take place on Sunday March 13th. Blackrock Club will play St.Finbarr’s Club in both Camogie (2.30pm) and Hurling (4.00pm) to commemorate the match of Easter Week 1916 when The ...

Sisters of the Rising

Monday, 14th March - Friday, 18th March 2016
Sisters of the Rising is a humorous and poignant story blending verse, live harp music and comic drama. Based on witness accounts, it is a testament to the many forgotten women who fought for Irish independence. It’s 1936. DeValera commemorates...

A Great Arrangement By Patrick Talbot

15th March - 2nd April
Gardens Theatre, Lower Friars Walk, Ballyphehane, Cork Starring Dominic McHale as Michael Collins Irene Kelleher as Kitty Kiernan  A new play, based...

Aiséirí 2016

Thursday, 17th March 2016 @ 8:00 pm
A special performance on our National Day produced by Cork Education and Training Board featuring the music, songs, speeches and writings of 1916. 17.03.16 St. Patrick’s Day Cork Opera House, Emmet Place Tickets: €20 For more informat...

New work for 2016 by jazz composer/musician Ronan Guilfoyle

Friday, 18th March 2016 @ 8:00 pm
A Triskel world premiere, this suite of music is based on the early adult life of his Grandfather Joseph Guilfoyle, with particular reference to his time as a Volunteer in the 1916 Rising, and his membership of the GHQ Squad with Michael Collins duri...

Macalla 1916

Tuesday, 29th March 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Presented by Comhaltas’ National Folk Orchestra of Ireland as part of their 1916 Centenary Programme. Composed by Monaghan composer, Michael Rooney, this suite of music will reflect not just on Easter 1916 but also on the history leading up to it a...

Ireland Rising

Sunday, 3rd April 2016 - 2pm & 7pm
As part of the 1916 Commemorations in association with Cork City Council's 2016 Programme, Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance and Club Ceoil Ballyphehane present Ireland Rising, at the Garden Theatre in Ballyphehane on April 3rd. The ...

World Book Fest 2016

Tuesday, 19th April - Saturday, 23rd April 2016
Featuring writers, especially poets, from cultures still seeking political freedom, e.g. Palestinians, marking the fact that 1916 was the ‘Poets’ Revolution’. 19.04.16 - 23.04.26 Cork City Libraries and Triskel Christchurch

Oliver Sheppard and The Commemoration of 1916

Wednesday, 4th May 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Presented by Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society (Cork DFAS), this illustrated talk by Tom Dunne, Emeritus Professor UCC, will look at works by Oliver Sheppard that made him the sculptor of the revolutionary generation, and in particular his “Death...

Thomas Kent – 1916 Rebel

Monday, 9th May @ 8:00 pm - Friday, 13th May 2016
On May 9th 1916 Thomas Kent became the only man outside of Dublin to be executed on Irish soil in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising.  This forgotten story is brought to you by Cork Theatre Company Lantern Productions

On Triumph and Trauma

Friday, 20th May 2016
‘On Triumph and Trauma’ Hosts World Premiere in Firkin Crane in Cork before touring USA - From Award winning Performance Company, Attic Projects / Luke Murphy - Fronted by critically acclaimed Irish perform...

Exhibition: Conflicting Visions In a Turblent Age 1900-1916

Saturday, 4th June - Saturday, 27th August 2016
Encompassing over seventy works of art, this exhibition charts the changing cultural and political landscape in Ireland in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The exhibition explores the 1916 Rising and war in Europe and looks at the c...

Utopia Ltd

June 2016
Makeshift Ensemble, as part of the Cork MidSummer Festival, presents a collaborative theatre production exploring the global narratives of our time in the national context of 2016. Using the biography, ideals and conflicting perspectives of Roger Cas...

Sacrifice at Easter

June 2016
Cork Midsummer Festival is delighted to announce that Corcadorca Theatre Company will present their upcoming site-specific production ofSacrifice at Easter by Pat McCabe as part of this year's festival. In what will be one of their larges...

Exhibition: 1916 in Contemporary Art

Friday, 24th June 2016
Another commemorative highlight in 2016 will be an exhibition of contemporary Irish art, commissioned by collector Larry Lambe. Each work is a personal artistic interpretation of 1916 and the Easter Rising. Invited artists include Sean Hillen, Da...
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