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.