Exhibition celebrating centennial of Irish Easter Rising opens in Phoenix

The McClelland Irish Library joins a global centennial commemoration of the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland with a world-class exhibition titled,  “Remembering  the Easter Rising: Historical Context and Cultural Legacy.”

Irish Cultural Center

McClelland Irish Library (Photo by Mike Moore)

The show opens Oct. 13 and spotlights this major moment in Ireland’s path to independence.  Rare photos, papers and other objects are on view giving visitors the opportunity to understand the cultural and historical legacy of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Author and Irish-American Robert K. O’Neill helps kick off the centennial commemoration of the Easter Rising of 1916 with a free talk from 7 to 9 p.m.  Oct.21 at the Irish Cultural Center.

Mr. O’Neill has planned  a dynamic lecture about the history, causes and events surrounding  the uprising.

The  center joins the worldwide commemoration of the event which is a once-in-a-century opportunity to explore this major moment in Ireland’s path to independence.

The library is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays through June.

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children. McClelland Irish Library, Irish Cultural Center,1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, azirishlibrary.org.

Call 602-864-2351.

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