President Higgins hosted the first in a series of online reflections on the centenary of the War of Independence, Civil War and Partition.
Machnamh 100 is an initiative of President Higgins that builds on his extensive work to date during Ireland’s Decade of Commemorations that has examined and explored seminal events such as the Lockout of 1913, the First World War, The Easter Rising, the Flu Pandemic, the election of 1918 and the first Dáil. Machnamh 100 is being supported by the Government and by RTÉ.
On Friday 4 December, the first of these three initial seminars took place. Titled ‘Challenges of Public Commemoration’, it contemplated commemoration itself and the contexts of the national and global events of a century ago. The following speakers shared their perspectives: President Michael D. Higgins, Professor Ciarán Benson, Dr. Anne Dolan, Professor Michael Laffan and Professor Joep Leerssen.
Click here to read more about the “Machnamh 100” series of events.
Click here to watch the President’s address to the first ‘Machnamh 100’ seminar.