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Saturday, February 20, 2016

1916 Easter Uprising - Commemorative Events in Massachusetts

Boston Irish Tourism Association has compiled this calendar of 1916 commemorative events taking place in Massachusetts from February through May, 2016.  

February 22
Easter Rising of 1916
Lecture by U.S. Congressman Richard E. Neal
and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Gasson Hall, Boston College

February 27
Culture & Society in Ireland, 1916: Contexts for the Arts & Crafts Movement
Lecture by Fintan O’Toole
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

March 1-31
Exhibit - ‘Of Terrible and Splendid Things: A Commemoration of the Easter Rising of 1916’
Borgia Gallery, Elms College, Chicopee

March 1-31
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month, includes exhibits, lectures and music on 1916
Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence

March 6
Film – Mise Éire – the 1916 Rising
A special screening and discussion hosted by the Amherst Irish Association
Unitarian Universalist Church, Amherst

March 6
Massachusetts’ Role in the Easter Uprising
Irish Heritage Month in Lawrence
Lecture by Michael Quinlin
Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence

March 10-13
Irish Film Festival Boston
A retrospective of what it means to be Irish one century after the Easter Rising
Somerville Theatre, Somerville

March 15
Easter Rising Commemoration
Sponsored by Ladies AOH of Hampshire Counties
Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke

March 18-20
International Conference - Easter 1916: ‘A Terrible Beauty is Born’
Speakers include Colm Tóibín, Alvin Jackson, Emily Bloom, Roisín Higgins and Keith Jeffrey
Devlin Hall, Boston College

March 28
Music - Easter Rising Commemorative Concert
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Featuring Charlie Lennon, Regina Delaney, Séamus Connolly

April 2
Eire Society Gold Medal Award Dinner
Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, is this year’s winner and keynote speaker
Omni Parker House, Boston

April 9
James Joyce and the Easter Rising
Connolly House, Boston College
Speakers include Clair Willis, Joe Valente, Mike Cronin and Richard Kearney

April 30
Easter Rising Centennial Commemoration
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Hibernian Hall
151 Watertown Street, Watertown

May 22
Official Opening of 1916 Garden of Remembrance
Forest Park, Springfield

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