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ULs Special Collections to Launch 1916 Rising Exhibition



The 1916 centenary programme was launched on the 7 December 2015 by Cllr Liam Galvin Mayor of Limerick city and county in the Granary Library. The programme saw an amazing line up of events to take place this year to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the landmark event in our history that was the Easter 1916 Rising. 1916 Rising Exhibition

One upcoming event is set to take place on 21 March 2016 at the Hunt Museum. It is a Glucksman Library exhibition titled Limerick & the 1916 Rising. Drawn from the archives of the Daly family of Limerick, the event commemorates and communicates the story of Limerick and the 1916 Rising. The Hunt Museum will display the Daly Collection from The Glucksman Library, The University Limerick. It consists of mostly letters which paint a picture of direct personal involvement with 1916 through the activities of a Limerick Family. These include letters of sympathy following the executions in 1916. The collection also consists of portraits of the Daly sisters and a poem referencing the execution of Roger Casement. These unique documents include correspondence from key figures such as Thomas Clarke, Pádraig Pearse and Roger Casement, and rich visual displays of historic photographs and postcards as the exhibition explores the life and legacy of the Fenian Mayor, John Daly, and illuminates the broader Limerick connections to the 1916 Rising. Particularly the part played by Edward Daly and Con Colbert, two Limerick men executed following the events of the Rising.

The exhibition skilfully harnesses the Daly Papers as an invaluable source in contextualising Limerick’s part in the Republican movement and in conveying the varied personalities and impact of the individuals involved. The exhibition runs from 21 March to the 15 May 2016 and will incorporate a number of workshops for younger audiences.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.