Dublin's City Hall offered a constant backdrop to the historic establishment of the Irish state in 1922. Presented - now a pair of new shows presented and commissioned by Dublin City Council and the Dublin City Council Culture Company, as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, commemorate the lives of writer, editor and politician Arthur Griffith and revolutionary, soldier and politician Michael Collins during the time of the Irish Civil War.

In Traces Of Time: Snaphots of Dublin and the Civil War in 1922, a trio of Dublin City Council’s Historians in Residence present 15-minute snapshots of Dublin 1922; Cormac Moore will present The Importance of Dublin City Hall in 1922 and James Curry addresses The Death of Cathal Brugha in the early stages of the Civil War, while Mary Muldowney presents Guardians of the anti-Treaty dead in the Civil War, shining a light on the role of Cumann na mBan in providing guards of honour for anti Treaty IRA men killed at this time.

The talks will be presented in Council Chambers in Dublin City Hall on 25 & 26 August, and admission is free, with advance booking required - find out more here.

Presented by the multi-award-winning ANU, Of The Mouth Of Flowers is an interactive theatre experience that contains two performances, commemorating events of national mourning in 2022 - the public lying in state of Ireland’s revolutionary leaders, Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith.

Focusing on distinctly private moments of those closest to each of the men, it asks the critical question "How do we choose to remember?"

Directed by Louise Lowe, performances take place at Dublin City Hall on August 25th, 26th and 27th, with multiple performances daily - again, tickets are free, with audiences limited to 20 per performance, so booking is essential: book here.

Find out more about Dublin City Council's Decade of Centenaries programme here.

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