This lecture will explore how the 1916 Rising has been commemorated, including consideration of the message of the 1966 anniversary celebrations in the Republic of Ireland, the organisation of various unofficial commemorations in Northern Ireland, and the significance of these for nationalist and unionist politics in the mid-to late 1960s.

Professor of History at University College Dublin, Mary E. Daly is one of Ireland’s most prominent senior historians. She is President of the Royal Irish Academy and is a member of the Irish government’s Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations.

This event is organised by NMNI.

Event Details


Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
13:00 to 14:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

This is a free event however booking is advised. Book your place here.

For further information, please contact Ulster Museum Reception on 028 9044 0000 or email

This talk will be held in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor.