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'Easter 1916: History and Memory' - Talk in Newry City Library on 2 March 2017

Newry City Library is hosting ‘Easter 1916: History and Memory', a talk by Dr. Fearghal McGarry on Thursday 2 March at 6:30pm.

This talk will provide an overview of the Easter Rising and will consider the reasons for the rebellion, its impact and consequences, within the broader context of that revolutionary decade. During the talk, Dr McGarry will discuss recent research and the availability of new sources that have added to our understanding of the Rising.

Fearghal McGarry is Professor of Modern Irish History at Queen’s University Belfast. His recent research has focused on Easter 1916 and the Irish revolution. He is the author of
The Abbey Rebels of 1916: A Lost Revolution and The Rising. Ireland: Easter 1916. With Richard Grayson, he edited Remembering 1916: the Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory.

Fearghal worked as a historical consultant on several Easter 1916 centenary projects including An Post’s commemorative stamp programme and The GPO: Witness History Interpretive Exhibition Centre.

Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome. Booking is advisable.

Contact Newry City Library (79 Hill Street, BT34 1DG) on telephone: 028 3026 4683 or email:

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