Sunday, 14 December 2008

Alex Blair's "The Easter Rising 1916"


Tuesday December 16


Although the Easter Rising, 1916, took place in Dublin and was denounced, at the time, by the majority of the Irish people, it was to have momentous consequences in Irish history.

Britain’s treatment of those involved created martyrs and, as the poet WB Yeats put it: “All is changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.”

Ireland was a changed place after 1916 – a place polarised, more extreme and more bitter and all of this will be dealt with in what will be a fascinating look at a most significant event in Irish history.

Admission £1 (includes refreshments).