Latest News August 2016


As well as the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, 2016 marked the first year of the holding of the International Byzantine Greek Summer School in TCD. This is the sixth century in which Greek has been taught in TCD.

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1916 Walking Tour

Saturday, 10th September, 2016

Time: 11am @ Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

We are pleased to announce our 1916 walking tour with historian Michael Barry to celebrate the centenary of the rising.  The tour will comprise of a stroll around central Dublin to look at some of the key areas of the Easter Rising in 1916.

We will assemble at Liberty Hall at 11 am., walk to the GPO, then along Moore Street and finish outside the Rotunda Hospital/Parnell Monument, the site of the final surrender.

Duration: approximately 2 hrs

To reserve a place, please contact:

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Author and historian Michael Barry, studied in Trinity College, Dublin. He has worked on transportation projects both in Ireland and around the world. With a strong interest in history and heritage, Michael has written many books including ‘Victorian Dublin Revealed’, and recently, the acclaimed ‘Courage Boys, We are Winning, an Illustrated History of the 1916 Rising’.

Read the 1916 Proclamation in Greek on the Trinity College website

As Greek is the oldest recorded language written with an alphabet, it is appropriate that two translations into Greek were made of the 1916 Proclamation.

“Instead of seeing the 1916 Proclamation as a prophecy about the future, or a prediction from the past, it should be recognised as a memorial from a time when idealism trumped reason, and passed down to us a message which still resonates today. It became the embodiment of the spirit of 1916, a spirit that defined and elevated the subsequent campaign for independence. One hundred years on it remains a triumph of inspiration”.Professor Patrick Geoghegan, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD

To read the Proclamation in Greek and find out more, visit:

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