An event will take place at Willowfield Parish Church aiming to provide an insight into the lives of Southern Irish Protestants around events within the Decade of Centenaries.

Including talks and a newly piece of commissioned drama, the event is being organised by the Unionist Centenary Committee and Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group, 

The evening will attempt to examine how they might have related to their surroundings and the State during the First World War and on the eve of the Easter Rising, and into the ordinary lived experience of a Southern Irish Protestant today, 100 years later.

Historian Dr Ian d’Alton, whose work has focused on southern Irish Protestantism, will offer an overview of the past while Philip McKinley, a member of the Church of Ireland from Dublin in his 30s, will give his own personal thoughts on the present.

The evening will include a specially commissioned new piece of drama based on the speakers’ thoughts, developed by Belfast-based theatre company Partisan Productions.

This event is open to all and registration is not required. 

Event Details


Willowfield Parish Church
Woodstock Road


Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 19:30

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

'Is there anybody goin' with a titther o' sense?' - Dublin Protestants: The Easter Rising and After.