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1916 Centenary Events

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A bit in the future I know, but Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have just published details of its programme of events for next year. Some items of railway interest included are:


10 March 2016 - Venue: Dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire at 19:00


Michael Mallin: a lecture by Brian Hughes:

In 1966 Dun Laoghaire Railway station was renamed Mallin Station in honour of one of the executed leaders of the Rising. In this talk Brian Hughes, author of Michael

Mallin: 16 Lives, will tell the story of Michael Mallin, former British soldier, who commanded the garrison of rebels in St Stephen’s Green and the College of Surgeons during Easter Week. He was Chief-of-Staff and second-in-command to James Connolly in the Irish Citizen Army. Organised by Coiste Éirí Amach 1916 DLR in conjunction with DLR County Council.



23 March 2016 - Venue: Dlr Lexicon at 19:00


Major John MacBride, a lecture by Donal Fallon:

On Easter Monday morning Major John MacBride left his home at Spencer Villas, Glasthule, to meet his brother off the train in Dublin – he was to be the best man at his wedding. However, when this former soldier of the Boer War saw that a Rising was about to start he joined the Volunteers. Although he did not play a key role in the Rising he was executed in Kilmainham Jail. Donal Fallon is an historian and a guide with Historical Walking Tours of Dublin and one of the founder of the award-winning blog on Dublin life and culture, ‘Come Here to Me’. Organised by Coiste Éirí Amach 1916 DLR in conjunction with DLR County Council.



Date & Time to be confirmed - Venue Dún Laoghaire Mallin Station


Iarnrod Eireann will be producing an installation at Michael Mallin Station, Dún Laoghaire, to mark the centenary of the Rising.



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