Title

The Many Commemorative Rituals of Glasnevin Cemetary

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Other

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

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6.1 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 14:00

Abstract

Opinion: Glasnevin Cemetery has been a sanctum for public commemorations since it opened its gates in 1832 and given the prominence of certain individuals in public consciousness, public commemoration was inevitable.

People do not simply remember, they remember because someone is constantly reminding them. This constant reminding is the basis for commemorations and doing so in public spaces allows for the celebration and presentation of heritage and the remembrance of those lost, but it can also re- enact traditional divisions.

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