Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Grave matters: Death and Dying in Dublin

Organised by the City of Dublin Research Group In association with Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Saturday 12th April 2014

The Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

9.45: Opening words: Lisa Marie Griffith of Dublin Research Group and Sharon Slatter, Limerick City Archives, co-ordinator 'Beyond the Graves Conference', Limerick City.

10.00-11.20: Panel 1, 'Graveyards and sermons in Dublin'

  • Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, 'You may be young enough to live, but you are old enough to die': Life and death in the sermons of James Gallagher, William Gahan and Silvester Goonan

  • Siobhan Doyle, The Presence of Absence in Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum.

  • Sean Murphy, St James's Graveyard: a unique Dublin city cemetery.

11.20-11.40: Tea break provided by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

11.40-1.00pm: Panel 2, 'Representations of Death'

  • Mary Ann Bolger, The Ephemera of Eternity: the Irish Catholic memorial card as material culture.

  • Orla Fitzpatrick, Momento Mori: Photography and Loss.

  • Stuart Kinsella, Pomp and memory: commemorating the dead at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 1500-2000.

1.00-2.00: Lunch

There will be an opportunity to get a tour of the Daniel O'Connell crypt during lunch.

2.00- 3.20: Panel 3, 'War and revolution'

  • Paul Huddie, "That woe could wish, or vanity devise": Crimean War memorials in Dublin's Anglican churches.

  • Ida Milne, Stacking the coffins: the 1918-19 influenza pandemic in Dublin.

  • Brian Hughes, "Well may we be proud of him": family responses to the deaths of the leaders of the 1916 rising. 3.20-3.40: break

3.40-5.00: Panel 4, 'Reactions to death'

  • Doireann Markham, "While Ireland holds these graves": state exhumations of republicans, 1923-1924.

  • Ian Miller, Death, Medicine and Trauma in the Early Twentieth-Century Irish Prisons.

  • James McCafferty, A new kind of death: The Niemba massacre and Irish military funerary ceremonial.

5.00-5.10: brief closing words

Running order is subject to small changes.

Further information:

City of Dublin Research Group: http://www.tcd.ie/CISS/dublinresearchgroup.php Glasnevin Cemetery Museum: http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/

This conference is open to the general public and is free. As space is limited advance registration is required.

Please email: gravemattersconference@gmail.com 

Museum Opening Times:

Closed until April, 19th.

The Tower Café - Closed until April, 19th.

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We offer special concession rates for service users.  Accompanying carers receive complimentary admission.  Please contact 01 882 6550 for further details.

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