Address: 2234 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
Céad Mile Fáilte! The Embassy of Ireland invites you to learn more about Ireland, our culture and the strong links between our two great nations. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the rebellion that ultimately led to Ireland’s independence. This centenary will have particular resonance in the United States – the US is the only foreign country mentioned in the 1916 Proclamation of Independence; five of the seven signatories of that proclamation spent time in the United States that deeply influenced their thinking and actions; the USA has the greatest concentration of Ireland’s diaspora; and the contemporary ties are of extraordinary depth and breadth. Whilst the anniversary will be particularly significant for the 33 million US residents who claim Irish ancestry of course, the narrative of the Rising also resonates strongly with a broader American public who hold dear the principles of freedom and self-determination that have shaped their own history.
To mark this important anniversary, the Embassy of Ireland in Washington and our 6 Consulates General in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, New York & San Francisco have worked with a wide variety of partners to develop a programme of over 200 events right across the United States throughout the centenary year, including:
- “Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture” a three-week festival of Irish art and culture at the Kennedy Center from May 17th to June 5th 2016
- Solas Nua Rising, a year-long festival of contemporary Irish art exploring the developments of the last century, where we are now, and where we are going in the next 100 years
- The Irish Network-DC 1916 Centenary Speaker Series
For more information about the US program of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, please visit our website.
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