A full day of events will take place at the Exchange on Saturday 23rd April from 10am until 4.30pm. These events are free to attend with tea/coffee and a sandwich lunch provided. Participants are free to attend all or some of the events and everyone is welcome:
10.00 - 10.45am:
Arrival and Tea/Coffee.
10.45am - 12.00pm:
Workshop: Participants trace their roots to 1916. This will result in a multitude of different narratives emerging about what was happening locally, nationally and internationally in 1916. A facilitator will note major themes and issues and use them to inform the debate (below)
12.00 - 2.00pm:
2.00 - 3.00pm:
Interactive Lecture: ‘The north west in 1916’. This will be an informal and informative lecture about what the local area was like in 1916, and how it reacted to the events of Easter Week.
3.00 - 3.30pm:
3.30 - 4.30pm:
Debate: ‘Was it really worth it? The Rising and Ireland today.’ This debate will look at the legacy of the Rising. It will be very open with the themes emerging from the workshop informing its direction. Historians, a facilitator and locals with strong opinions on the matters in question will be invited to ensure the debate is active, robust and respectful.