To bring together key stakeholders, communities, policy makers, statutory partners, Elected Members, academics and community relations practitioners to look at how we can ‘bow to the past, but not be bound by it’.

The conference will take place in November as we draw the 1916 commemorations to a close. 

The Prodger, a play by Tina Noonan, based on the writer’s great uncle, an Irish Veteran and amputee, who survived the Somme will feature as part of the event. It is set in a bar in Lismore, Co. Waterford circa 1964.

It will also look at the year past and how we can use the learning from our Commemorative activity from 1916 to continue to navigate through the remainder of the Decade of Centenaries. Johnston McMaster will provide some insight into how commemorative activity can assist us in shaping the future.

We will also have input from the “What 1916 means to me” project carried out by University College Dublin.

The conference is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Click here for more details and to register.

Event Details


Great Hall, Belfast City Hall
Donegall Square South


Thursday, November 3, 2016 (All day)

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

This event is free, however registration is required. Click here for more information.