Donal McAnallen discusses the Irish Volunteers Centenary Project.

Some of the most fascinating stories of the Irish revolutionary period emanate from Belfast.

This talk will feature excerpts from former leading IRB men and Irish Volunteers, Séamus Dobbyn and Liam Gaynor, discussing matters such as the rise of the Dungannon Clubs; the Volunteer split; travelling to Coalisland for the 1916 Easter Rising without but not getting to fight; imprisonment and reorganisation; the War of Independence, partition, sectarian conflict in the city and the aftermath.

This event is organised by PRONI.

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for Northern Ireland. PRONI holds a wealth of primary source material relating to the key events of the period, 1912-22 including the digitized signatories of the Ulster Covenant; records pertaining to Ulster Resistance to Home Rule; the many theatres of the First World War; the Home Front; the role of women; the Easter Rising; the Battle of the Somme; and the creation of the two states of Ireland. For more information, visit: or email

Event Details


Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
2 Titanic Boulevard


Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 19:00

Centenary Event