Dublin Protestants: The Easter Rising and After

Monday October 12th 2015

dublin protestants flyerThe Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group along with the Unionist Centenaries Committee will present an event exploring the attitudes of Dublin Protestants at the time of the Easter Rising and today at Willowfield Parish Church, Woodstock Road, Belfast on Thursday October 15 at 7.30pm.

The event is part of the Church of Ireland’s contribution to marking the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ and is devised to spark conversations in advance of 2016 anniversaries.

The evening will feature presentations from two lively speakers, Dr Ian d’Alton and Philip McKinley, along with a specially commissioned new piece of drama based on the speakers’ thoughts, developed by Belfast-based theatre company Partisan Productions.

‘Is there anybody goin’ with a titther o’ sense?’ will provide an insight into the lives of Southern Irish Protestants and how they might have related to their surroundings and the State during the First World War and on the eve of the Easter Rising in Dublin, and into the ordinary lived experience of a Southern Irish Protestant today, 100 years later.

Dr Ian d’Alton, a renowned historian whose work has focused on Southern Irish Protestantism, will enlighten us on the past while Philip McKinley, a member of the Church of Ireland from Dublin in his 30s, will give his own personal thoughts on the present.

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

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