Friday, 22 April 2016

Mise Éire

Mise Éire is a short film containing newsreel footage and archive film of the lead up to and aftermath of the 1916 Rising. It features footage of some of the leaders such as Thomas Clarke, James Connolly and Pádraic Pearse and first-hand accounts from veterans of the Rising.
Directed by George Morrison and produced by Gael-Linn, Dublin 1960. Musical score composed by Sean Ó Riada (featuring Róisín Dubh, Boolavogue, Sliabh na mBan, 1913 Lockout Labour Anthem, Eton Boat Song, Tipperary, Mise Éire).

Showing Thursday 21st April in Room A1060 (Meeting Room next to Yeats Library) from 12.30pm-2.30pm.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Travelling Exhibition Proving Popular!

Photo by Séan Mullery
Banners created as part of the Sligo through the Decades travelling exhibition were on display in the Hawkswell Theatre during the Easter break. The ten banners give a historical snapshot of events that made the headlines in Sligo over the last one hundred years since 1916. The exhibition will be on display in each of the seven schools which participated in the project over the coming months.

Fiona Fox, Librarian and project co-ordinator for the exhibition was recently interviewed by Claire Ronan about the project for Irish TV Sligo Matters. The exhibition has since been on display in the Knocknarea Arena for the musical event, Macalla. Keep an eye for it as you never know where it will pop-up next!