Remember & Enlighten:
Mondays At The Museum

Bloody Sunday Lecture Series: September 14th - November 16th, Mondays at 7pm

Insight awaits with out lecture series that will examine Bloody Sunday from every angle and analyse the impact felt in its wake.

Our line-up of expert speakers will bring you thought-provoking discussion on a diverse range of topics.

Tickets can be purchased for individual lectures.

Ticket prices:
Adult ticket - €10
Students/seniors ticket - €8

Tickets for the first two lectures (Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter and Dr. Anne Dolan) are free as part of the Dublin Festival of History, but must be reserved in advance.

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Lecture Series

WeekDateSpeakerLecture TitleAvailability
Week 114/09/20Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter Institution: UCDSetting the scene: Overview of the War of Independence in Ireland 1920Sold Out
Week 221/09/20Dr. Anne Dolan Institution: TCDKilling and Bloody Sunday MorningSold Out
Week 328/09/20Dr. Will Murphy Institution: DCUSport and Revolution: The Irish CaseSold Out
Week 405/10/20Éanna de BúrcaMemoirs of my father; Frank Burke.Tickets Available
Week 512/10/20Prof. Fearghal McGarry Institution: QUB'An Irish Amritsar'? Ireland's revolution in global contextTickets Available
Week 619/10/20Dr. Ciara Chambers Institution: UCCThe Propaganda of Partition: Coverage of the War of Independence and Civil War in Cinema NewsreelsTickets Available
Week 702/11/20John FlanneryTBC - lecture to be announcedTickets Available
Week 809/11/20Michael Foley Sunday TimesRemembering the ForgottenSold Out
Week 916/11/20Siobhan Doyle Institution: TU DublinCommemorating Conflict: Remembering Bloody Sunday and Difficult HistorySold Out

About Our Lecture Series Speakers

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter


Prof Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and is one of Ireland’s best-known historians. He is a weekly columnist with the Irish Times, an author of several historical books and he regularly appears on national radio and television programmes. In 2019 Professor Ferriter was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Dr. Anne Dolan

Dr. Anne Dolan

Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Anne Dolan is an Associate Professor in modern Irish history at Trinity College Dublin. Her publications include Michael Collins: the man and the revolution (2018), which she co-wrote with Dr. Will Murphy (DCU). Dr. Dolan’s research examines the nature and the legacy of the Irish civil war. She is currently working on an examination of violence and killing throughout the revolutionary period in Ireland.

Dr. Will Murphy

Dr. Will Murphy


Dr. Will Murphy is Associate Professor at the School of History and Geography, Dublin City University. His most recent book, Michael Collins: the man and the revolution (2018) was co-written with Dr. Anne Dolan (TCD). His other books include Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 (2014) and two edited collections on the history of Irish sport and leisure. He is a co-founder of Sports History Ireland and a member of the GAA’s History and Commemoration Committee.
Éanna Burke

Éanna Burke

A very special addition to the the GAA Museum's Remembering Bloody Sunday lecture series. Dubliner Éanna Burke gives us an insight into the memories of his father Frank Burke - the star Dublin player who was marking Michael Hogan on Bloody Sunday.

As well as being an oustanding footballer, Frank also played hurling for Dublin and was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers in 1913. He was stationed at the GPO during the 1916 Rising and manned a barricade at O'Moore Street.


Professor Fearghal McGarry

Professor Fearghal McGarry

Queen's University, Belfast

Professor Fearghal McGarry joined Queen’s University in 2002. After graduating from UCD and TCD, he lectured at Trinity for several years, before moving to NUI Maynooth as a Government of Ireland research fellow. He has served as joint editor of Irish Historical Studies and on the editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C. He is a member of advisory groups for the Military Service Pensions collection project and the Ulster Museum’s Collecting the Troubles and Beyond project.

Dr. Ciara Chambers

Dr. Ciara Chambers

University College Cork

Dr. Ciara Chambers is Head of the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, author of Ireland in the Newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012) and co-editor of Researching Newsreels: Local, National and Transnational Case Studies (Palgrave, 2018). She is a member of the council of the International Association of Media and History, a board member of Irish Screen Studies and associate editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. She was screenwriter and associate producer of the six-part television series Éire na Nuachtscannán.

Dr. Siobhan Doyle

Dr. Siobhan Doyle

Technical University Dublin

Siobhán Doyle has recently completed her PhD scholar at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and received the Dean of the College of Arts & Tourism scholarship award in March 2016. Siobhán’s doctoral research examined the challenges of depicting death through exhibition displays by analysing the types of artefacts and imagery commonly used in commemorative exhibitions. Siobhán has presented research papers at international conferences on historical memory and visual culture and her research has been published by Four Courts Press, European Remembrance and Solidarity Network, Arms and Armour journal and the Imperial War Museum, forthcoming in 2020.

Michael Foley

Michael Foley


Michael is a sportswriter and deputy sports editor for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. He has won three GAA McNamee awards including ‘Best GAA publication’ for The Bloodied Field in 2014. The Bloodied Field was the result of intensive research and interviews and is the key account of events at Croke Park on November 21st, 1920. In 2007, Michael won the Boylesports Sportsbook of the Year for Kings of September. He also wrote Harte, an autobiography of Mickey Harte in 2009, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sportsbook of the Year. Michael has been nominated three times for Sports Journalist of the Year. He is a member of the GAA History and Commemorations Committee.