Category Archives: Events

19/2016: A Year in Photographs

February

Edenderry

Edenderry

http://edenderryhistory.blogspot.ie/

 March

Easter Sunday/Monday

Achill Easter 2016

June

Reenactment of 1913 Oireachtas Photograph, depicting Emily Weddall

Original 1913 photo. Emily is 6th from left

2016 Reenactment. Photo by

July 2016

Scoil Acla 2016

November 2016

Night at the Pearse Museum

Pearse Museum at night

Pearse Museum at night

http://pearsemuseum.ie/

When: November 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Pearse Museum
Saint Enda’s Park
Grange Rd, Haroldsgrange, Dublin 16
Ireland
Cost: Free

Maria Gillen will be giving a lecture on the fascinating life of Emily Weddall in the Pearse Museum on Tuesday, 1 November at 7pm.

dscf2272_2

Emily Weddall, nee Burke 1867-1952 was born in Edenderry, Co. Offaly to a Church of Ireland Minister and his wife. She trained as a nurse in Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital, on qualifying she traveled to France Germany and Russia with her career. In the early 1900’s she married retired sea captain Edward Weddall, the couple settled on Achill in 1906. Around that time she co-founded the Lower Achill Branch of the Gaelic League, and became a regular correspondent, with An Claidheamh Soluis, of which Patrick Pearse was editor. It is through these circles that Emily first met the Pearse family.

Strongly influenced by the cultural revolution of the time, of which Patrick Pearse played a pivotal role in, she co-founded Scoil Acla, an Irish language and cultural school in 1910. Their paths would cross on many occasions, socially, culturally and politically, frequently causing controversy! After 1916 she remained friends with the family and during the struggle for Ireland’s independence, living at their former home at Cullenswood. She took the side of Mrs Pearse, in rejecting the Treaty.

Emily remained a lifelong Republican, her final resting place is in Glasnevin Cemetery in close proximity to the Republican Plot.

Admission is free – no booking required.

Thanks to:

Edenderry Historical society

http://edenderryhistory.blogspot.ie/

Scoil Acla Committee;

www.scoilacla.ie

Pearse Museum

http://pearsemuseum.ie/

Photographs

Achill Easter 2016 by;

Minette Glynn

Town Hall Oireachtas 1913 by;

Aengus McMahon Photography

Creative. Results. Delivered.
Two time PPAI (Photojournalism) award winner
Scoil Acla 2016 by;
Minette Glynn

Night at the Pearse Museum

Pearse Museum at night

Pearse Museum at night

http://pearsemuseum.ie/

When: November 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Pearse Museum
Saint Enda’s Park
Grange Rd, Haroldsgrange, Dublin 16
Ireland
Cost: Free

Maria Gillen will be giving a lecture on the fascinating life of Emily Weddall in the Pearse Museum on Tuesday, 1 November at 7pm.

dscf2272_2

Emily Weddall, nee Burke 1867-1952 was born in Edenderry, Co. Offaly to a Church of Ireland Minister and his wife. She trained as a nurse in Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital, on qualifying she traveled to France Germany and Russia with her career. In the early 1900’s she married retired sea captain Edward Weddall, the couple settled on Achill in 1906. Around that time she co-founded the Lower Achill Branch of the Gaelic League, and became a regular correspondent, with An Claidheamh Soluis, of which Patrick Pearse was editor. It is through these circles that Emily first met the Pearse family.

Strongly influenced by the cultural revolution of the time, of which Patrick Pearse played a pivotal role in, she co-founded Scoil Acla, an Irish language and cultural school in 1910. Their paths would cross on many occasions, socially, culturally and politically, frequently causing controversy! After 1916 she remained friends with the family and during the struggle for Ireland’s independence, living at their former home at Cullenswood. She took the side of Mrs Pearse, in rejecting the Treaty.

Emily remained a lifelong Republican, her final resting place is in Glasnevin Cemetery in close proximity to the Republican Plot.

Admission is free – no booking required.

http://pearsemuseum.ie/

Scoil Acla 2016; Meetings and Remeetings

On July 26th and 27th  four of the founding members of Scoil Acla,  were reunited by a series of lectures for the present summer school.  Our absent friends Emily Weddall,  Eva O’Flaherty, Darrell Figgis and Anita McMahon brought together again posthumously through the talks given by Maria Gillen, Mary J Murphy, Edward King, and Sheila McHugh respectively making for a truly auspicious occasion.

In conjunction with the above talks Dr. Hillary Pyle, gave an illustrated lecture on the life and works of  Cesca Chenevix Trench (Sadhbh Trinseach), the Irish nationalist artist, who attended the original Scoil Acla. Both nights were captured on camera beautifully by Minette Glynn.

The events of  brought together the stories of five fantastic individuals who’s lives are interlinked now through the speakers as they were a century ago, when the cultural revolution met the political.

 

scoil acla 2016 & more, d'lissane, cmore for sale etc 041 scoil acla 2016 & more, d'lissane, cmore for sale etc 046 scoil acla 2016 & more, d'lissane, cmore for sale etc 085 scoil acla 2016 & more, d'lissane, cmore for sale etc 049Photos by Minette Glynn

http://scoilacla.ie/

Achill Commemoration: Easter ’16

On Easter Monday 2016 Achill people and current members of Scoil Acla commemorated the Easter Rising. A special wreath, a replica of the one Emily and Darrell Figgis put on the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in August 1915, was laid at the gatepost of Hala Acla, built by Emily Weddall c. 1910.

The photos below taken by Minette Glynn documented the event.

fioncaitJ 'Twin'achill easter mon 28 march 2016 038 fioncaitJ 'Twin'achill easter mon 28 march 2016 030 fioncaitJ 'Twin'achill easter mon 28 march 2016 028 fioncaitJ 'Twin'achill easter mon 28 march 2016 022 fioncaitJ 'Twin'achill easter mon 28 march 2016 027 fioncaitJ 'Twin'achill easter mon 28 march 2016 018 fioncaitJ 'Twin'achill easter mon 28 march 2016 015