Special Talks: How the Rising was Armed and Understanding 1916

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks
Saturday 26th April


Marking the centenary of the Howth gun-running and the 98th anniversary of the 1916 Rising at Collins Barracks there will be two special public talks and a historical re-enactment on Clarke Square.

More information below or go to the Museum’s website.


How the Rising was Armed
Saturday 26 April 12 – 12.30pm

This weekend marks the centenary of the gun-running into Larne, Bangor and Donaghadee by the Ulster Volunteer Force, which was swiftly followed by the Howth gun-running in July 1914. The rifles and ammunition smuggled into Howth on board the yacht Asgard and into Kilcoole by Kelpie and Chotah would arm the Irish Volunteers in preparation for the 1916 Rising.
Join Sandra Heise, curator of Historical Collections, for an illustrated talk describing these pivotal events in Irish history and their consequences.
Admission is free but booking is required in advanced is essential bookings@museum.ie


Understanding 1916
Saturday 26 April 12.40am – 1.10pm

Join Michael Kenny, Keeper Emeritus and curator of the exhibition Understanding 1916 in a talk to find out about the events as they took place in that historic week, Easter 1916.
Admission is free but booking is required in advanced is essential bookings@museum.ie



Historical Re-enactment with Lord Edward's Own Re-enactment Group

Saturday 26 April 10am – 12pm
The history and battle re-enactment group Lord Edward's Own will be practicing military drills from 1913-1916. Drop in to see the re-enactors dressed up in Irish Citizen Army and Irish Volunteers uniforms.

Clarke Square. No booking required.