‘‘'They shall be speaking for ever': Remembering the Abbey Rebels." Fearghal McGarry, Queen’s University, Belfast

Based on his new book, The Abbey Rebels of Easter 1916: A Lost Revolution (Gill and Macmillan, 2015) McGarry will look at how the Abbey Theatre contributed to the politicisation of the revolutionary generation.

The paper will explore the experiences, hopes and dreams of largely forgotten individuals that included Abbey employees who ranged from carpenters and usherettes, to actors and leading ladies, some of whom are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Fearghal McGarry is a Reader in Modern Irish History at the School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast.

He has published on Ireland and the Spanish Civil War, Eoin O’Duffy and multiple volumes relating to the 1916 Rising.

All lectures will be at 7pm in the Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

This event is organised by Glasnevin Trust as part of their Winter Lecture Series; 1916: Rebellion, War and Commemoration in Ireland and Beyond.

Event Details


Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Finglas Road
Dublin 11


Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 19:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Tickets for each lecture are €10. Book your tickets online here

To book the series of 6 for €50, please contact the Museum booking department (0)1 882 6577 or email: booking@glasnevintrust.ie