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In Conversation, Dublin Book Festival
The People of the 1916 Rising With Turtle Bunbury, Felicity Hayes-McCoy, Lucy McDiarmid and Fearghal McGarry in conversation with Tommy Graham
Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre
In conversation with History Ireland’s Tommy Graham, the panel will explore the people of 1916, from the famous personalities to the women and children of the rising. Turtle Bunbury discusses his new book Easter Dawn: The 1916 Rising (Mercier Press) in which he examines the remarkable personalities behind the rising. Fearghal McGarry will join him with his fascinating The Abbey Rebels of Easter 1916. A Lost Revolution (Gill & Macmillan) which explores how seven rebels from the Abbey Theatre experienced the Irish revolution and its aftermath. Lucy McDiarmid’s At Home in the Revolution: What Women said and did in 1916 (Royal Irish Academy) addresses the lives of women during the Rising. Drawing on her new memoir A Woven Silence: Memory, History & Remembrance (The Collins Press) Felicity Hayes-McCoy explores how personal and public history since 1916 have been affected by censorship and mixed messages.