A short history of the Roger Casement Summer School
The event was founded, as a Summer School in the Irish tradition, in 2017. It grew out of the commemorations of the 1916 centenary, and a general interest in Casement. 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 event 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.
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 […]