Imaging Ireland

An Ireland the Poets imagined, terrible and gay.

Poets, writers, painters, playwrights, and musicians had long imagined an Independent Ireland; and the years leading up to 1916 was a period of intense cultural activity. The Easter Rising is sometimes referred to as the Poets Revolution, with three poets – Pearse, McDonagh and Plunkett – signing the Proclamation. But they were not the only ones to have ‘dreams of Ireland.’ What kind of Ireland did these revolutionaries envisage, and was the Ireland that emerged after the War of Independence, Civil War and Partition the one they had dreamed of?
Join us on Saturday October 7th when historians Caitlin White and John Dorney will explore these questions.

Caitlin White is an historian whose work focuses on identity, memory, public history, social history, and commemoration.

John Dorney is an independent historian and chief editor and writer of the Irish Story website.

This is a free event starting at 10 am and finishing at 1 pm.

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book a place phone 045 528078 Or email