Ireland 2016: Centenary Programme

On 31 March, the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, welcomed the launch of the “Ireland 2016: Centenary Programme”. In particular, she welcomed the education elements of this historically important national series of events. The Irish Research Council are supporting the Ireland 2016 programme through the Decade of Centenaries strand of our New Foundations scheme. The following researchers will be funded by New Foundations throughout 2015:Dr. Andy Bielenberg, University College Cork: Counting and identifying the Irish who died in Co Cork during the First World War; developing a new methodology for all-IrelandDr. Sandra Collins, Royal Irish Academy: Assessing and Preserving Digital Collections at Risk for the Decade of CentenariesDr. Amber L. Cushing, University College Dublin: EastAR Rising: Curating, designing and evaluating the effectiveness of a mobile Augmented Reality walking tour application for the Easter Rising CommemorationDr. Róisín Healy, National University of Ireland, Galway: 1916 in Global Context: Connections and ComparisonsProf. Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University: The 1916 Proclamation and 21st Century Irish Civil Society: connecting and commemorating histories and contemporary valuesDr. Maria McHale, Dublin Institute of Technology: Music and 1916Prof. Susan Schreibman, Maynooth University: Letters 1916: Outreach to Second LevelProf. Gaia Narciso, Trinity College Dublin: the historical roots of Politically-Motivated Rebellion: Evidence from the Irish RevolutionDr. John O'Brien, Waterford Institute of Technology: Commemoration - Concepts and ContextsDr. Maureen O'Connor, University College Cork: Eva Gore-Booth and Constance Markievicz’s Art of War in 1916: Sisters in ArmsDr. Conor Mulvagh, University College Dublin: Universities in Revolution and State FormationDr. Katherine O'Donnell, University College Dublin: ‘Revolting Women: Nationalism, Suffrage and Labour, 1912-1924’Catherine Wilsdon, University College Dublin: Revival to Revolution - Thomas MacDonagh & The Irish Review For more information on the Ireland 2016 programme, please see: http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2015-Press-Releases/PR15-03-31.htmlwww.ireland.ie http://www.decadeofcentenaries.com/