A public symposium titled ‘Eamonn Ceannt, 1916 and the South Dublin Union’ will be held in the Trinity Centre, St James’s Hospital on Monday 28th April.

St James's, one of the University of Dublin, Trinity College teaching hospitals, was formerly known as The South Dublin Union, a Poorhouse that also incorporated a Foundling Hospital as well as a Bedlam. On the site in 1916 extraordinary bloody fighting took place during the Easter Rising when it was commandeered by Eamonn Ceannt and the Irish Volunteers.

Prof Coakley is currently writing a book on the history of the South Dublin Union. Mary Gallagher is a grandniece of Ceannt and author of an upcoming book Ceannt for O'Brien Press (16 Lives Series). Paul O'Brien, has written a detailed account of the fighting in Uncommon Valour (Mercier Press).

Speakers:
Davis Coakley: A History of the South Dublin Union
Mary Gallagher: The Life and Times of Eamonn Ceannt
Paul O’Brien: The Fighting at the South Dublin Union, 1916
Chairman: Patrick Geoghegan (TCD) presenter of Talking History (Newstalk)


Event Details:
Date: Monday, 28th April
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Trinity Centre, St James’s Hospital

All are welcome, admission is free but numbers are limited. Please email jmcprtln@tcd.ie to book.