La comtesse Markievicz est l’une des figures du combat irlandais: en 1916, elle prend part au soulèvement de Pâques ; condamnée à mort, elle est épargnée. Première femme élue au Parlement de Westminster, elle refuse d’y siéger et elle sera la première femme ministre du Dail, le Parlement irlandais.
A rehearsal of the ceremony takes place at Dublin Castle. An event to mark the start of the State Ceremonial Programme in 2016 will take place in Dublin Castle this Friday, January 1st 2016.The Ceremony, which will be attended by the President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Arts Minister Heather Humphreys, will comprise two key elements – the reading by the Defence Forces of the Roll of Honour of those volunteers who lost their lives during the 1916 Rising, followed by a Flag Raising Ceremony .
This will involve the raising of the three flags which were flown on O’Connell Street in Easter 1916 – the Irish Citizens Army Flag which was flown from the Imperial Hotel on O’Connell Street; the Irish Republican Flag and the National Flag which were both flown from the GPO . The Ceremony will conclude with the playing of the National Anthem. Music will be provided by the Military Band and the RTÉ Cór na nÓg choir. Invited guests will include representatives of the State and relatives of those who lost their lives in the 1916 Rising.The Ceremony which will last approximately 40 minutes will be held outdoors in the Upper Castle Yard and commences at 1:00 pm.Members of the public are welcome to attend the event and should access the Castle via the Palace Street Gate and should be in place not later than 12:15 pm.
L’Université Notre-Dame, près de Chicago aux USA, est en train de finaliser le film 1916, The Irish Rebellion consacré à l’histoire du soulèvement de 1916.
Commenté par l’acteur irlandais Liam Neeson, ce film durera 3 heures dans sa version longue et 80 minutes dans une version résumée; il sera diffusé à la TV aux USA, en Irlande sur RTE, en Grande-Bretagne sur la BBC et dans d’autres pays du monde.
Réalisé par la Keough Naughton School of Irish Studies de l’Université Notre-Dame, ce film sera présenté le 3 mars sur le campus de l’université puis quelques jours plus tard à Dublin lors d’une soirée officielle en présence du Premier ministre irlandais Enda Kenny.
Cottage that Padraig Pearse built to attract 50,000 visitors.
A new €4m centre at Pearse’s Cottage in Connemara is expected to attract over 50,000 visitors each year.
The project, launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny as one of the flagship projects marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising, will be opened in the middle of next year.
At present, around 12,000 tourists visit the cottage in Rosmuc annually but the chief executive of Udaras na Gaeltachta, Stiofán Ó Cúláin, said he expects a four-fold increase once the new building is open.
Padraig Pearse spent much of his time between 1903 and 1915 at the cottage he had built as a holiday home. A Dublin native, he had come to Rosmuc as an examiner for Conradh na Gaeilge and was so taken with the area that he immediately arranged to have the holiday cottage built.
The Taoiseach said the new visitor centre would be an appropriate development to commemorate the 1916 Rising.
New visitor centre to open for 1916 centenary
Pearse’s Cottage is to be one of eight permanent tributes done for the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
The cottage is where one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, Patrick Pearse, spent his summers from 1909 to 1915.
It received a €750,000 grant from the Fáilte Ireland Capital Programme.
As well as the new visitor centre, there will also be looped walks in the grounds, and in the interpretative space called Slí na Coille, visitors will learn about Patrick Pearse and why he loved coming to Ros Muc, as well as about the local Gaeltacht culture and language.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “I am delighted to turn the first sod for this centre which will be a fitting tribute to Patrick Pearse in a Gaeltacht area that was very close to his heart. As a permanent legacy of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, I believe that the centre will become a focal point in attracting visitors to an area which has so much to offer in terms of language, culture and heritage.”
The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, declared: “I believe that the centre will greatly add to Ros Muc and will become a hub for experiencing Irish as a contemporary living language along with the Gaeltacht culture while highlighting the outstanding natural beauty of Connemara.”
“IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE LOCATION AT PEARSE’S COTTAGE IS TO BE A KEY DISCOVERY POINT ON THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY WHERE TOURISTS CAN EXPERIENCE THE MANY FACETS OF OUR LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HERITAGE.”
The development is backed by Údarás na Gaeltachta, Galway County Council, the Office of Public Works, Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
As part of the €22 million investment into the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, the other projects are a new centre at the GPO in Dublin, an upgrade of the military archives at the Cathal Brugha Barracks, the refurbishment of Richmond Barracks, work on the Kevin Barry rooms at the National Concert Hall, a new visitor centre at Kilmainham Gaol and the development of the Tenement Museum.