Centenaries on the Web

Imagineer Productions awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to explore First World War heritage of Daimler Works, Coventry

Imagineer Productions have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to fund their project exploring the history of the Daimler works in Coventry. Working […]


IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Royal Hospital was founded in […]


Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin. It closed its doors in 1924. Today the building symbolises the tradition of […]


National Museum of Ireland – Collins Barracks

In December 1988, the decision was taken at government level to close Collins Barracks as a military installation, and following consultation with a number of […]


National commemorations mark the start of The Battle of the Somme, July 2016

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing – Vigil On the evening of 30 June, at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and […]


Somme100 FILM: the Battle of the Somme centenary tour

Somme100 FILM will bring together 100 live orchestral performance of the iconic, Unesco-listed 1916 film The Battle of the Somme with composer Laura Rossi’s acclaimed score, from July 1st […]


A terrible beauty is born

TCD MS 11128 A commemorative concert was held in the Gaiety Theatre on Easter Monday 11 April 1966 as part of a series of events […]


An Piarsach, a Phaimfléid agus Aithreacha an Náisiúin

Ar lá Nollaig 1915 i Scoil Éanna, Rath Fearnáin, chuir Pádraig Mac Piarais críoch lena chéad phaimfléad– Ghosts. Ar lá breithe Íosa féin, leag sé […]


Relics of the Rising

TCD MS 2313/4/26/1 The centenary commemorations have fuelled a deeper scholarly interest in the material culture, objects and ephemera associated with the 1916 Rising, and […]


The mystery of Oliver Cromwell’s ‘queen’

Oliver Cromwell remains an intensely controversial figure – the subject of ongoing debate. But little is known about Elizabeth Bourchier.


Richard III DNA: Infidelity surprise

Analysis of Richard III’s DNA has thrown up surprising evidence of infidelity somewhere in his family tree.


Jerusalem’s 800-year-old Indian hospice

Jerusalem – perhaps the most fiercely contested stretch of ground anywhere in the world – has been the unlikely host to an Indian lodge for […]