A short history of the Roger Casement Study School
The study school was founded, as a Summer School in the Irish tradition, in 2017. Its fourth iteration, in 2020, was moved from September to December, largely due to the effects of the Covid-19 quarantine. This meant that large groups, dinners and musical evenings were very much in doubt; also the statute of Roger Casement to grace the Dun Laoghaire forefront would not be put in place until after the summer.
However even this became impossible, so the 2020 School becomes only the commemoration of Casement on August 3rd, Bank Holiday Monday, outside his childhood home at 29 Sandycove Road, Glasthule (see Home page for details).
The three main strands of the school – human rights, gay rights and Irish unity – are eternal.
We’ll be back, bigger and better, in 2021.
An exhibition about Roger Casement has been in place at the National Museum of Ireland for the past 18 months. In 2019, Lexicon/Dun Laoghaire Library held a highly successful exhibition on its upper level.
By Fearghus O’Conchuir A video of some of the highlights of The Casement Project, a multi-platform choreography of bodies and ideas that danced with the queer legacy of British knight, Irish rebel and international humanitarian, Roger Casement. thecasementproject.ie
Above; Sir John Lavery’s painting of the trial in 1916, and below two videos relating to the trials of Roger Casement.
Our Kind is a film and installation by Alan Phelan, which was exhibited at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin in 2016. The works are concerned with the Casement’s legacy. He was executed in August 1916 several months after the other 15 leaders of the Easter Rising. Despite the failure of the rebellion it did […]