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11/09/2013 -

Paths to Commemoration lecture






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Paths to Commemoration Series

Following on from our events earlier in the year, we are delighted to announce that our next guest speaker talk as part of the Paths to Commemoration project takes place on Tuesday 17 September at 7.30pm at Sligo Central Library.  Our guest speaker will be Ruiari Ó Cuiv, Public Art Manager at Dublin City Council, who will be speaking on Arts & Commemoration.

Ruairi's work for Dublin City Council includes the development and implementation of policy in relation to Public Art in the city including policy on Commemorative Public Art.  He has a local connection in that he began his career as History of Art lecturer at Sligo IT but since then he has worked for Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Douglas Hyde Gallery and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, as well as working as an independent consultant and advisor on many prestigious projects.

We hope to see you at Sligo Central Library on 17 September.
         

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This project has been funded by the PEACE III Programme through the European Union's European Development Fund managed for the Special EU programmes Body by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committe

 

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Title: Commemoration and the 1981 Hunger Strike.
Time: 7.30pm Tuesday 18th June
Venue: Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo

A large crowd turned up for the latest lecture in the 'Paths to Commemoration' Series held in Sligo Central Library on Tuesday 18th June. The topic consisted of the 1981 Hunger Strike which was a pivotal event of the troubles, galvanising Republican support and attracting worldwide media attention. The strike was a powerful symbol of the Republican Struggle and the event and reaction by the British Government resulted in increased tension between the two main communities. By early 1981, Bobby Sands was elected MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone. By the end of August, ten men had died on Hunger Strike.

Bobby Sands Mural

Over thirty years later, it remains hugely significant, poignant and symbolic for the republican community, and simultaneously uncomfortable, contentious and difficult for many within the Unionist community.

Laurence McKeown spoke of his personal experience of the Hunger Strike. he also looked back at how it is commemorated and how it has changed over the years.

Laurence also spoke about the arts works he has produced in relation to the hunger strike; the play "Laughter of our Children", the feature film "H3" and the short biography of Bobby Sands "I arose this morning".

  


Title: Who are the Apprentice Boys Anyway?
Time: 7.30pm Tuesday 14th May 2013
Venue: Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo

Mr David Hall giving an account of the key events and personae that are central to Apprentice Boys' commemorations

A large crowd, including secondary school students, were in attendance for the third lecture in the Paths to Commemoration Series. Beginning with the Siege of Derry, Mr David Hall gave an insightful account of the key events and personae that are central to Apprentice Boys' commemorations.

David then looked at the history and development of the Apprentice Boys up to the present day and at how the Association continues to carry its commemorations into the future.

Mr David Hall hails from County Antrim and is a member of the Apprentice Boys Club of Research, which is the Association's historical society.

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This project has been funded by the PEACE III Programme through the European Union's European Development Fund managed for the Special EU programmes Body by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committee.

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