Calendar

An Overview of Events and Activities at the Castle

 

Oct
13
Wed
What Colour Is Metal? @ State Apartment Galleries
Oct 13 2021 – Jan 31 2022 all-day

Makers: Jane Adam | Peter Bauhuis | Edmond Byrne | Stuart Cairns | Alison Counsell | Rebecca  de Quin | Christine Graf | Koji Hatakeyama | Nicola Heidemann | Kaori Juzu | Toru Kaneko | Ruth Laird | Jose Marin | Cecilia Moore | John Moore | Cara  Murphy | Thanh-Truc  Nguyen | Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill | Michael Rowe | Ryuhei Sako | Simone  ten Hompel | Adi Toch | Jessica  Turrell | Roxanne Simone | Max Warren 

Curated by Sara Roberts and Coilin O’Dubhghaill.

Produced by Design & Crafts Council of Ireland with support from the Office of Public Works.

This major international exhibition is a consideration of the relationship between metal and colour in contemporary silversmithing and jewellery. Through seminal works by key international practitioners, it places artist practice in a broader context and mapps practices of metal patination in key centres internationally. Tracing international information exchanges, it highlights relationships between master artisans, as well the transfer of skills to newer generations of makers.

It examines approaches ranging from colour achieved using the inherent properties of metal to react with other chemicals or heat (or a combination); the reveal of colour as a property of the metal itself; infusing the surface of aluminium with pure colour or image; the use of enamel glazes with varying degrees of transparency and opacity – but always with a fundamentally strong relationship with the surface qualities of the metal.

what colour is metal? makes vivid the connections between innovative studio practice and historic techniques, and furthermore looks to the future and profiles potential adaptations for industry. It examines notions of value, and the changes in assay regulations which have allowed a freer approach to combining precious and base metals within a single work. The possibilities for achieving colour modulations and sometimes startling colour were seemingly endless. The democratisation of the information occurred at a time when notions of precious were being re-examined, and led to a surge in the application of colour; on jewellery and vessels, but more widely in architectural practice, in mid-scale applications such as furniture and interior surfaces.  It has been described by Martina Margetts as “a paradigm of the transformation of the aesthetics and creative possibilities in the last quarter of the twentieth century.”

 

http://www.ndcg.ie/exhibitions/what-colour-is-metal

Image:Cecilia Moore

 

Nov
29
Mon
In Our Own Image @ Printworks
Nov 29 2021 – Feb 6 2022 all-day

Photography in Ireland, 1839 to the Present

11am–5.45pm, Monday–Sunday, admission is free.

Please note that due to programmed events in The Printworks, the exhibition will be inaccessible on 30 November; 2–5, 7, 8–9 December; 5–7, 14–15 19–21 January; 1 February

 

Curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland and the Office of Public Works, Dublin Castle, In Our Own Image presents the first comprehensive historical and critical survey of photography from across the island of Ireland. This landmark centenary exhibition charts how the medium has both reflected and shaped Irish cultural identity, from the work of the earliest photographic pioneers up to the emergence of a recognisably modern state. 

Throughout the period of intense change that characterised Ireland in the late 19th and into the mid-20th century, we see how photography served as a mirror for shifting experiences of what it meant to be Irish. More than that, it also defined the way we saw ourselves, creating an image of life on the island of Ireland that still forms part of our identity today. In Our Own Image reveals the depth of our shared photographic heritage, viewed through important works by key photographers held in leading archives, cultural institutions, museums, and private collections.

https://www.galleryofphotography.ie/in-our-own-image 

 

On show in the exhibition “Reflecting 1916” at Gallery of Photography Ireland, 19 March – 1 May 2016
For further information visit www.galleryofphotography.ie
Reflecting 1916 is supported by Dublin City Council
Gallery of Photography is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council

Dec
7
Tue
The Treaty, 1921 @ Coach House
Dec 7 2021 – Mar 27 2022 all-day

Collins and Churchill

 

The National Archives preserves the memory of the state in the form of its records. It acquires and protects Ireland’s public records, thereby ensuring their availability as a resource for all. These records relate to the social, cultural, economic and political history of the island of Ireland from the middle ages through to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922 and into the modern era. Amongst its collections is perhaps the most famous document in Irish history: the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921.

It is appropriate that the National Archives should mark the centenary of the signing of the Treaty by presenting a major exhibition of records in its possession relating to the negotiation and signing of the Treaty. Using the Treaty itself as the centrepiece, this exhibition places significant documents from the collections of the National Archives on public display for the first time.

This exhibition forms part of the National Archives Commemorations Programme 2021–2, marking the National Archives’ role as the official repository of the records of the state. It is presented in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, the National Library of Ireland and the Office of Public Works, with records on display from the collections of the Military Archives, Dublin, and University College Dublin Archives.

Jan
6
Thu
Famous Faces at Dublin Castle @ St. Patrick's Hall
Jan 6 – Feb 22 all-day

curated by Bronagh Dempsey

“Famous Faces at Dublin Castle”, will offer visitors a glimpse of the famous figures who have graced the halls of Dublin Castle since the 1960’s. The exhibition will feature the visits of Princess Grace 1961, US President John. F Kennedy 1963, US President Richard Nixon 1970, US President Ronald Reagan 1984, the New Ireland Forum 1983-84,  Nelson Mandela 1990, EEC Summit 1990, US President Bill Clinton 1995, Queen Elizabeth II 2011, Vice President Biden 2016, Pope Francis 2018 and Nancy Pelosi 2019.

The exhibition will focus on the impact their visits had for Ireland, their time spent at Dublin Castle and it will also bring to life a few of their visits on screen through a series of archival footage. The exhibition will feature from mid- October  in St Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle until the end of the year.

 

Image: Visit by Princess Grace, 1961

 

Jan
13
Thu
The Objects of Love @ Bedford Hall Gallery
Jan 13 – Feb 13 all-day

The Office of Public Works in association with Holocaust Awareness Ireland present The Objects of Love, an exhibition of powerful mementoes that tell the story of one Jewish family before, during and after the Second World War. Opening in Dublin Castle’s Bedford Hall on 12 January, a fortnight before Holocaust Memorial Day, this poignant exhibition tells the fate of individual lives torn asunder in Nazi-occupied Poland and beyond.

Told through a curated collection of precious family objects, photographs and documents, Dublin based art dealer, Oliver Sears vividly brings to life this extreme edge of European history where his mother Monika and grandmother Kryszia are the beating hearts of an epic and intimate story of love, loss, and survival.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an audio narration and an illustrated booklet.

Location: Bedford Hall Gallery, Dublin Castle.

Exhibition dates: 13th January to 13th February 2022.

Opening times: Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm (closed 1 – 2)

Admission Free.

 

***Due to the formation of the building, the exhibition area is not universally accessible.***

Jan
28
Fri
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall
Jan 28 @ 5.00pm – 8.00pm
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall

Gate Theatre and the Office of Public Works proudly present two public rehearsed readings of

THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM

BY SEBASTIAN BARRY

in St. Patrick’s Hall at Dublin Castle.

Directed by Louise Lowe

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th 2022

5pm

 

Gate Theatre, in partnership with the Office of Public Works, is proud to present two new public rehearsed readings of Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom. Presented to coincide with Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, the readings will take place at Dublin Castle on Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th, and will feature Owen Roe as Thomas Dunne.

Tickets for €15 are now on sale, with capacity strictly limited in line with current Government guidelines. Attendees at the Castle are asked to adhere to current public health guidelines. Proof of vaccination (an EU digital certificate or similar) and Photo ID will be required to enter the Castle and face masks must be worn.

Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, the play centres on Dunne, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dublin Castle to Michael Collins in 1922 following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

This profoundly moving play also features reimagined memories of his family: his daughters, Annie, Maud, and Dolly, and his son, Willie, killed in World War One. These reveries are interspersed by interactions between Dunne and Mrs. O’Dea and Smith, two attendants from the home.

These public rehearsed readings form part of Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, a series of events and projects that will mark this important year in the life of Dublin Castle and the Irish nation. A key objective of this initiative is to promote a deeper understanding of the significant events that took place during this period and to recognise that the shared historical experience of those years gave rise to very different narratives and memories.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination and ID in line with Government guidelines.

The Steward of Christendom Company

Directed by Louise Lowe

Music and Sound Design by Carl Kennedy

Starring Owen Roe, Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Niamh McCann, Lewis Brophy, Aidan Moriarty, Ella Lily Hyland, Eavan Gaffney, Agens O’Casey and Darragh Shannon

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

 

Show 5pm, Doors 4.15pm

Tickets €15

 

#Christendom

 

The Gate Theatre is proudly supported by the Arts Council.

Jan
29
Sat
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall
Jan 29 @ 5.00pm – 8.00pm
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall

Gate Theatre and the Office of Public Works proudly present two public rehearsed readings of

THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM

BY SEBASTIAN BARRY

in St. Patrick’s Hall at Dublin Castle.

Directed by Louise Lowe

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th 2022

5pm

 

Gate Theatre, in partnership with the Office of Public Works, is proud to present two new public rehearsed readings of Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom. Presented to coincide with Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, the readings will take place at Dublin Castle on Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th, and will feature Owen Roe as Thomas Dunne.

Tickets for €15 are now on sale, with capacity strictly limited in line with current Government guidelines. Attendees at the Castle are asked to adhere to current public health guidelines. Proof of vaccination (an EU digital certificate or similar) and Photo ID will be required to enter the Castle and face masks must be worn.

Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, the play centres on Dunne, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dublin Castle to Michael Collins in 1922 following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

This profoundly moving play also features reimagined memories of his family: his daughters, Annie, Maud, and Dolly, and his son, Willie, killed in World War One. These reveries are interspersed by interactions between Dunne and Mrs. O’Dea and Smith, two attendants from the home.

These public rehearsed readings form part of Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, a series of events and projects that will mark this important year in the life of Dublin Castle and the Irish nation. A key objective of this initiative is to promote a deeper understanding of the significant events that took place during this period and to recognise that the shared historical experience of those years gave rise to very different narratives and memories.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination and ID in line with Government guidelines.

The Steward of Christendom Company

Directed by Louise Lowe

Music and Sound Design by Carl Kennedy

Starring Owen Roe, Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Niamh McCann, Lewis Brophy, Aidan Moriarty, Ella Lily Hyland, Eavan Gaffney, Agens O’Casey and Darragh Shannon

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

 

Show 5pm, Doors 4.15pm

Tickets €15

 

#Christendom

 

The Gate Theatre is proudly supported by the Arts Council.

Jan
31
Mon
100+ years of women in politics & public life @ Online
Jan 31 – Apr 8 all-day
100+ years of women in politics & public life @ Online

This Pop-Up Museum, initially created to explore the 100 years of women’s participation in politics and public life in Ireland, but also their international influence, now continues online. The exhibition and its associated activities shine a spotlight on the stories of very familiar and less well known women, who have contributed significantly to Irish political and public life over the past century and beyond – on the challenges they faced and the obstacles they overcame. It is told with text, films, interviews, ephemera and objects.

The exhibition is an initiative of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, run currently by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media. Explore the new resource https://www.mna100.ie/

Selected objects with audio-description and commentary in Irish Sign Language
Countess Markievicz’s despatch bag – Audiodescription E for persons with a visual impairment
Countess Markievicz’s despatch bag in ISL with object displayed

Decade of Centenaries | Enjoy this Virtual Tour of the Pop Up Women’s Museum
100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life: Objects in Focus

100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life and Women of the Rising: Activists, fighters & widows by Dr Sinéad McCoole.
Ship’s Biscuits in Ship Street Barracks by Anna Caffrey.
Suffragettes and Dublin Castle: a tour with Evelyn Suttle
Evelyn Suttle ‘interviews’ Margaret Cousins
Courageous Women Castle to Castle – A Smashing Times Collection of Women’s Stories 1916-1923

 

Digital Castle @ Online
Jan 31 – Aug 2 all-day
Digital Castle @ Online

Who would have thought that in its 99th year after independence Dublin Castle, along with many other museums and historic sites, would go partially digital? We can still walk in it, experience it with most, if not all, of our senses, but this time we can do it from anywhere in the world. Turning a crisis into an opportunity is not just a cliché, it’s a reality. And there is nothing virtual about that. The Digital Castle is a platform that we can travel from.

We continue our collaborative journeys to new ways of engaging with art and architecture, we discuss history, question buildings, address challenges of the present through critical exploration of the past and we keep creating inclusive and diverse communities through diverse practices.

We invite you to enter through a new door: ISL | Dublin Castle.

And if this doesn’t bring you far enough, you can explore more by clicking or tapping on the WHAT’S ON, ABOUT, EDUCATION and Blog tabs and by visiting our SoundCloud and YouTube channels. We organise regular online workshops and link with diverse groups to deliver learning activities and exchanges, so don’t hesitate to send us your request. DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie

On site or on line, keep the conversation going!

Image: View of Dublin Castle from Charles Brooking’s map of Dublin, c.1728

International Day of Sign Languages @ Online
Jan 31 @ 2.43pm – Mar 14 @ 3.43pm

A visual language for visual art

During International Week of Deaf People and for the month ahead, we invite you to try this activity https://www.dublincastle.ie/isl-visual-art/ and to explore our Irish Sign Language resources in our dedicated web space, a unique initiative among Irish cultural institutions:

https://www.dublincastle.ie/isl/

https://www.dublincastle.ie/isl-history/

https://www.dublincastle.ie/isl-museum-objects/

https://heritageireland.ie/learn/educational-resources/videos/

Find out more on sign languages around the world and on this year’s theme “We Sign for Human Rights”

https://www.un.org/en/observances/sign-languages-day

 

 

 

 

 

We Sign for Human Rights

The International Day of Sign Languages is an unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. The 2021 theme, declared by the World Federation of the Deaf, is “We Sign For Human Rights,” highlighting how each of us – deaf and hearing people around the world – can work together hand in hand to promote the recognition of our right to use sign languages in all areas of life.

According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages.

Oct
13
Wed
What Colour Is Metal? @ State Apartment Galleries
Oct 13 2021 – Jan 31 2022 all-day

Makers: Jane Adam | Peter Bauhuis | Edmond Byrne | Stuart Cairns | Alison Counsell | Rebecca  de Quin | Christine Graf | Koji Hatakeyama | Nicola Heidemann | Kaori Juzu | Toru Kaneko | Ruth Laird | Jose Marin | Cecilia Moore | John Moore | Cara  Murphy | Thanh-Truc  Nguyen | Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill | Michael Rowe | Ryuhei Sako | Simone  ten Hompel | Adi Toch | Jessica  Turrell | Roxanne Simone | Max Warren 

Curated by Sara Roberts and Coilin O’Dubhghaill.

Produced by Design & Crafts Council of Ireland with support from the Office of Public Works.

This major international exhibition is a consideration of the relationship between metal and colour in contemporary silversmithing and jewellery. Through seminal works by key international practitioners, it places artist practice in a broader context and mapps practices of metal patination in key centres internationally. Tracing international information exchanges, it highlights relationships between master artisans, as well the transfer of skills to newer generations of makers.

It examines approaches ranging from colour achieved using the inherent properties of metal to react with other chemicals or heat (or a combination); the reveal of colour as a property of the metal itself; infusing the surface of aluminium with pure colour or image; the use of enamel glazes with varying degrees of transparency and opacity – but always with a fundamentally strong relationship with the surface qualities of the metal.

what colour is metal? makes vivid the connections between innovative studio practice and historic techniques, and furthermore looks to the future and profiles potential adaptations for industry. It examines notions of value, and the changes in assay regulations which have allowed a freer approach to combining precious and base metals within a single work. The possibilities for achieving colour modulations and sometimes startling colour were seemingly endless. The democratisation of the information occurred at a time when notions of precious were being re-examined, and led to a surge in the application of colour; on jewellery and vessels, but more widely in architectural practice, in mid-scale applications such as furniture and interior surfaces.  It has been described by Martina Margetts as “a paradigm of the transformation of the aesthetics and creative possibilities in the last quarter of the twentieth century.”

 

http://www.ndcg.ie/exhibitions/what-colour-is-metal

Image:Cecilia Moore

 

Nov
29
Mon
In Our Own Image @ Printworks
Nov 29 2021 – Feb 6 2022 all-day

Photography in Ireland, 1839 to the Present

11am–5.45pm, Monday–Sunday, admission is free.

Please note that due to programmed events in The Printworks, the exhibition will be inaccessible on 30 November; 2–5, 7, 8–9 December; 5–7, 14–15 19–21 January; 1 February

 

Curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland and the Office of Public Works, Dublin Castle, In Our Own Image presents the first comprehensive historical and critical survey of photography from across the island of Ireland. This landmark centenary exhibition charts how the medium has both reflected and shaped Irish cultural identity, from the work of the earliest photographic pioneers up to the emergence of a recognisably modern state. 

Throughout the period of intense change that characterised Ireland in the late 19th and into the mid-20th century, we see how photography served as a mirror for shifting experiences of what it meant to be Irish. More than that, it also defined the way we saw ourselves, creating an image of life on the island of Ireland that still forms part of our identity today. In Our Own Image reveals the depth of our shared photographic heritage, viewed through important works by key photographers held in leading archives, cultural institutions, museums, and private collections.

https://www.galleryofphotography.ie/in-our-own-image 

 

On show in the exhibition “Reflecting 1916” at Gallery of Photography Ireland, 19 March – 1 May 2016
For further information visit www.galleryofphotography.ie
Reflecting 1916 is supported by Dublin City Council
Gallery of Photography is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council

Dec
7
Tue
The Treaty, 1921 @ Coach House
Dec 7 2021 – Mar 27 2022 all-day

Collins and Churchill

 

The National Archives preserves the memory of the state in the form of its records. It acquires and protects Ireland’s public records, thereby ensuring their availability as a resource for all. These records relate to the social, cultural, economic and political history of the island of Ireland from the middle ages through to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922 and into the modern era. Amongst its collections is perhaps the most famous document in Irish history: the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921.

It is appropriate that the National Archives should mark the centenary of the signing of the Treaty by presenting a major exhibition of records in its possession relating to the negotiation and signing of the Treaty. Using the Treaty itself as the centrepiece, this exhibition places significant documents from the collections of the National Archives on public display for the first time.

This exhibition forms part of the National Archives Commemorations Programme 2021–2, marking the National Archives’ role as the official repository of the records of the state. It is presented in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, the National Library of Ireland and the Office of Public Works, with records on display from the collections of the Military Archives, Dublin, and University College Dublin Archives.

Jan
6
Thu
Famous Faces at Dublin Castle @ St. Patrick's Hall
Jan 6 – Feb 22 all-day

curated by Bronagh Dempsey

“Famous Faces at Dublin Castle”, will offer visitors a glimpse of the famous figures who have graced the halls of Dublin Castle since the 1960’s. The exhibition will feature the visits of Princess Grace 1961, US President John. F Kennedy 1963, US President Richard Nixon 1970, US President Ronald Reagan 1984, the New Ireland Forum 1983-84,  Nelson Mandela 1990, EEC Summit 1990, US President Bill Clinton 1995, Queen Elizabeth II 2011, Vice President Biden 2016, Pope Francis 2018 and Nancy Pelosi 2019.

The exhibition will focus on the impact their visits had for Ireland, their time spent at Dublin Castle and it will also bring to life a few of their visits on screen through a series of archival footage. The exhibition will feature from mid- October  in St Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle until the end of the year.

 

Image: Visit by Princess Grace, 1961

 

Jan
13
Thu
The Objects of Love @ Bedford Hall Gallery
Jan 13 – Feb 13 all-day

The Office of Public Works in association with Holocaust Awareness Ireland present The Objects of Love, an exhibition of powerful mementoes that tell the story of one Jewish family before, during and after the Second World War. Opening in Dublin Castle’s Bedford Hall on 12 January, a fortnight before Holocaust Memorial Day, this poignant exhibition tells the fate of individual lives torn asunder in Nazi-occupied Poland and beyond.

Told through a curated collection of precious family objects, photographs and documents, Dublin based art dealer, Oliver Sears vividly brings to life this extreme edge of European history where his mother Monika and grandmother Kryszia are the beating hearts of an epic and intimate story of love, loss, and survival.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an audio narration and an illustrated booklet.

Location: Bedford Hall Gallery, Dublin Castle.

Exhibition dates: 13th January to 13th February 2022.

Opening times: Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm (closed 1 – 2)

Admission Free.

 

***Due to the formation of the building, the exhibition area is not universally accessible.***

Jan
28
Fri
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall
Jan 28 @ 5.00pm – 8.00pm
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall

Gate Theatre and the Office of Public Works proudly present two public rehearsed readings of

THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM

BY SEBASTIAN BARRY

in St. Patrick’s Hall at Dublin Castle.

Directed by Louise Lowe

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th 2022

5pm

 

Gate Theatre, in partnership with the Office of Public Works, is proud to present two new public rehearsed readings of Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom. Presented to coincide with Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, the readings will take place at Dublin Castle on Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th, and will feature Owen Roe as Thomas Dunne.

Tickets for €15 are now on sale, with capacity strictly limited in line with current Government guidelines. Attendees at the Castle are asked to adhere to current public health guidelines. Proof of vaccination (an EU digital certificate or similar) and Photo ID will be required to enter the Castle and face masks must be worn.

Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, the play centres on Dunne, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dublin Castle to Michael Collins in 1922 following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

This profoundly moving play also features reimagined memories of his family: his daughters, Annie, Maud, and Dolly, and his son, Willie, killed in World War One. These reveries are interspersed by interactions between Dunne and Mrs. O’Dea and Smith, two attendants from the home.

These public rehearsed readings form part of Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, a series of events and projects that will mark this important year in the life of Dublin Castle and the Irish nation. A key objective of this initiative is to promote a deeper understanding of the significant events that took place during this period and to recognise that the shared historical experience of those years gave rise to very different narratives and memories.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination and ID in line with Government guidelines.

The Steward of Christendom Company

Directed by Louise Lowe

Music and Sound Design by Carl Kennedy

Starring Owen Roe, Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Niamh McCann, Lewis Brophy, Aidan Moriarty, Ella Lily Hyland, Eavan Gaffney, Agens O’Casey and Darragh Shannon

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

 

Show 5pm, Doors 4.15pm

Tickets €15

 

#Christendom

 

The Gate Theatre is proudly supported by the Arts Council.

Jan
29
Sat
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall
Jan 29 @ 5.00pm – 8.00pm
The Steward Of Christendom @ St. Patrick's Hall

Gate Theatre and the Office of Public Works proudly present two public rehearsed readings of

THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM

BY SEBASTIAN BARRY

in St. Patrick’s Hall at Dublin Castle.

Directed by Louise Lowe

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th 2022

5pm

 

Gate Theatre, in partnership with the Office of Public Works, is proud to present two new public rehearsed readings of Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom. Presented to coincide with Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, the readings will take place at Dublin Castle on Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th, and will feature Owen Roe as Thomas Dunne.

Tickets for €15 are now on sale, with capacity strictly limited in line with current Government guidelines. Attendees at the Castle are asked to adhere to current public health guidelines. Proof of vaccination (an EU digital certificate or similar) and Photo ID will be required to enter the Castle and face masks must be worn.

Set in a county home in Baltinglass in 1932, the play centres on Dunne, reliving moments of his career as a senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), including the handover of Dublin Castle to Michael Collins in 1922 following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

This profoundly moving play also features reimagined memories of his family: his daughters, Annie, Maud, and Dolly, and his son, Willie, killed in World War One. These reveries are interspersed by interactions between Dunne and Mrs. O’Dea and Smith, two attendants from the home.

These public rehearsed readings form part of Dublin Castle’s Centenary 2022 commemorations, a series of events and projects that will mark this important year in the life of Dublin Castle and the Irish nation. A key objective of this initiative is to promote a deeper understanding of the significant events that took place during this period and to recognise that the shared historical experience of those years gave rise to very different narratives and memories.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination and ID in line with Government guidelines.

The Steward of Christendom Company

Directed by Louise Lowe

Music and Sound Design by Carl Kennedy

Starring Owen Roe, Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Niamh McCann, Lewis Brophy, Aidan Moriarty, Ella Lily Hyland, Eavan Gaffney, Agens O’Casey and Darragh Shannon

Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

 

Show 5pm, Doors 4.15pm

Tickets €15

 

#Christendom

 

The Gate Theatre is proudly supported by the Arts Council.

Jan
31
Mon
100+ years of women in politics & public life @ Online
Jan 31 – Apr 8 all-day
100+ years of women in politics & public life @ Online

This Pop-Up Museum, initially created to explore the 100 years of women’s participation in politics and public life in Ireland, but also their international influence, now continues online. The exhibition and its associated activities shine a spotlight on the stories of very familiar and less well known women, who have contributed significantly to Irish political and public life over the past century and beyond – on the challenges they faced and the obstacles they overcame. It is told with text, films, interviews, ephemera and objects.

The exhibition is an initiative of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, run currently by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media. Explore the new resource https://www.mna100.ie/

Selected objects with audio-description and commentary in Irish Sign Language
Countess Markievicz’s despatch bag – Audiodescription E for persons with a visual impairment
Countess Markievicz’s despatch bag in ISL with object displayed

Decade of Centenaries | Enjoy this Virtual Tour of the Pop Up Women’s Museum
100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life: Objects in Focus

100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life and Women of the Rising: Activists, fighters & widows by Dr Sinéad McCoole.
Ship’s Biscuits in Ship Street Barracks by Anna Caffrey.
Suffragettes and Dublin Castle: a tour with Evelyn Suttle
Evelyn Suttle ‘interviews’ Margaret Cousins
Courageous Women Castle to Castle – A Smashing Times Collection of Women’s Stories 1916-1923