More than 1,000 international events in 100 locations will take place across the world as part of the commemorations next year for 1916.
North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, feature in the Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora program.
John Sheahan, at 76 the only surviving original member of the Dubliners, singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke and singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey are among the musicians who will be playing in New York as part of events to commemorate the 1916 Rising.
Some countries will mark links with Ireland while others will remember direct ties between the leaders of the Rising and the country. For example, James Connolly was originally from Scotland.
In Edinburgh, he will be remembered by city’s university which will explore the global significance of the rising and his legacy. Padraig Pearse’s visit to Belgium will also be remembered during a lecture in Brussels.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland, will host a three-week festival of Irish arts and culture entitled Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture.
The Irish Arts Center in New York will run an expanded program of activity in 2016 including artists such as the Gloaming, Corn Exchange and Camille O‘Sullivan, while Poetry Ireland will run an Irish writers touring program to U.S. literary festivals and events.
Irish Film Institute International will hold a series of international screenings in New York and London including archival feature films relating to the events of 1916.
Presentation of the Casement Project by choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchuir will be part of the London International Festival of Theatre with a possible symposium partnership with the British Library.
There will be a new operatic version of James Joyce‘s The Dead, produced by the Performance Corporation and presented at festivals in Canada.
Performance company Macnas will entertain at the 2016 South by South West Festival in Austin, Texas, while a major international exhibition will be curated by the Science Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
At Monday’s launch of the global and diaspora program, Foreign Affairs Minister Charles Flanagan said the events were aimed at encouraging “reflection on the international dimension of the Rising.”
“Many of the leaders of 1916 spent time in the United States and in other countries, experiences that shaped their thoughts and actions,” Flanagan said.
“We should remember that what happened in Ireland a century ago echoed around the world and became a reference point for other countries seeking independence.”
Full details of the events can be found at inspiring-ireland.ie.