CSS A4 Poster (2pg-v2-FINAL-p1) 2024 Casement Summer School_1 LOW RES COPY (2 Apr 1200)



Keynote Speaker:

Vijay PrashadA Multi-Polar World?

Chair: Dr Paul Gillespie, Irish Times Correspondent

Pamphlet Launch: Misunderstanding Islam, Misunderstanding Al Aqsa by Dave Alvey

Speaker: Siraj Zaidi, Director Indian Film Festival of Ireland


The Campaign to Save Moore Street as a site of 1916 Rising with Honor O O Brolchan and Chair: Cllr Daithi Doolan 

New Casement Biography: BROKEN ARCHANGEL The Tempestuous Lives of Roger Casement

by Roland Phillips with  Chair: Angela Long

Prisoner of the Crown –

the story of a play about the Casement Trial by its Director with enactments by actors

Introduced and presented by Conor O’Malley



“Self government is our right, a thing born to us at birth, a thing no more to be doled out to us by another people than the right to life itself, than the right to feel the sun or smell the flowers or to love our kind.”

All about the man himself

Follow this link to our selection of posts, journals, reading lists, documentaries, videos and essays about the life and work of Roger Casement.

Roger Casement was born at 29 Sandycove Road in County Dublin on September 1st, 1864. As a child he lived in England for some years, but later attended school at Ballymena in Co. Antrim. Casement worked for the British Foreign Office as a diplomat and matured into a humanitarian activist, poet and Easter Rising leader. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations”, he was honoured by the British state in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo, and knighted in 1911 for his revelations of human rights abuses in Peru.

Casement grew to distrust imperialism. After retiring from consular service in 1913, he became more involved with Irish republicanism and other separatist movements. During World War 1 he made efforts to gain German military aid for the 1916 Easter Rising that sought to gain Irish independence. He was arrested on Banna Strand, Kerry, while trying to land a shipment of arms in April 1916. He was stripped of his knighthood, convicted, and executed for high treason at Pentonville Prison on August 3rd, 1916.

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The annual commemoration for Roger Casement takes place on 3rd August at the Casement statue in Scotsman Bay in Dun Laoghaire.