The Irish Studies Program at Queens College is proud to present:

Curated by Eileen Colleran Sprague, Patricia McCloskey, Mary Glynn, Matthew Greco and Linda Jackson

PLACE: Rosenthal Library Rotunda

Now Extended to September 2016!

The year 2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans with the goal of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing an Irish Republic. It was a very significant event in Irish history and led to the establishment of the Irish Free State which eventually became the modern day Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hEireann). This exhibit focuses on the men and women who planned and participated in the 1916 Rising, the events that led up to this seminal event in Irish history, and the historical impact that followed.

The April 20 opening reception for A Nation Rising was a great success. Special thanks to Eileen Colleran Sprague, Patricia McCloskey, Mary Glynn, Matthew Greco and Linda Jackson for their tremendous efforts in making it happen! Please scroll down for photos of the exhibit.

  The curators: Art librarian Mary Glynn, artist and professor Matt Greco, Patricia McCloskey of Irish Studies, Queens Oral History Project director Eileen Colleran Sprague, and Linda Jackson of the art department

The curators: Art librarian Mary Glynn, artist and professor Matt Greco, Patricia McCloskey of Irish Studies, Queens Oral History Project director Eileen Colleran Sprague, and Linda Jackson of the art department

  Patricia McCloskey and   Eileen Colleran Sprague, receiving well-deserved applause

Patricia McCloskey and Eileen Colleran Sprague, receiving well-deserved applause

  Opening Day

Opening Day

   May O'Boyle-Deegan, her mother Madge O'Boyle (a native Irish speaker from Donegal), and Eileen Colleran Sprague

 May O'Boyle-Deegan, her mother Madge O'Boyle (a native Irish speaker from Donegal), and Eileen Colleran Sprague

  Matt Greco and Patricia McCloskey

Matt Greco and Patricia McCloskey

  Professor Patrick McGough of the History Department and the Irish Studies Program

Professor Patrick McGough of the History Department and the Irish Studies Program

   Kevin Westley, singer, historian, and radio broadcaster (Hofstra Radio, 88.7 FM)   

Kevin Westley, singer, historian, and radio broadcaster (Hofstra Radio, 88.7 FM)   

  Brendan from the Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance

Brendan from the Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance

  Greer, Brendan and Juliet from the Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance.

Greer, Brendan and Juliet from the Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance.

THE EXHIBIT

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