'The Seed of the People: 1916 Remembered' to be exhibited March 23-Sept. 30

Irish Times
This edition of the Weekly Irish Times was the first published in Dublin in the wake of the Easter Rising while strict censorship was still being imposed by British authorities. The edition is part of the collection at Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University.

Feb. 19, 2016 - Ireland's Great Hunger Institute will present the exhibit, "The Seed of the People: 1916 Remembered," from March 23-Sept. 30 in the Lender Family Special Collection Room, located in the Arnold Bernhard Library on the Mount Carmel Campus. 

The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland, a rebellion that changed the course of modern Ireland and led to its independence. 

"The exhibit brings together several rare artifacts from Ireland which powerfully tell the story of this tragic, yet ultimately transformative, moment in the struggle for Irish independence," said Christine Kinealy, founding director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute. 

Kinealy, who is curating the exhibit with Michael Chiarappa, a professor of history, said, "'The Seed of the People' is a line from a poem by Patrick Pearse, a leader of the 1916 rising. The exhibit honors one of the most pivotal years in Irish history, when a small group of men and women in Dublin rebelled against the British Empire." 

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. 

In addition to Ireland's Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac is also home to Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, which features the world's largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Irish Famine. 

For more information, call 203-582-7809.