On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate was hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the global…

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On Saturday 24 November 2018 Birr Library hosted a talk by Denis Kirby of the Leinster Regiment Association, entitled ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’. After four years of German occupation the 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) liberated the town of Ledegem in Belgium, after which Martin…

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On Tuesday 20 November 2018, as part of Clare County Library’s Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series, Mary Clancy (NUIG) delivered a lecture entitled ‘Women and the vote in 1918’ at Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. This will explore women’s activism, especially in the west of Ireland, in 1918. The lecture took place at 6.30pm. From Century…

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On Thursday 18 October a new six-part public lecture series entitled  ‘1918 and the New Europe’ began at Trinity College Dublin. The lecture series  will hear from national and international experts who will re-examine the significance of 1918 as the beginning of a new European order. The series will focus on the collapsing empires and the…

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On Monday 19 November 2018 a seminar entitled ‘100 years of women’s votes’, to commemorate the achievement of women’s suffrage in 1918, and to explore the place of women in politics today took place at The Model, Sligo. Speakers will include Carole Coleman, Helen Pankhurst, and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington; follow this link for the full programme. From…

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On Sunday 18 November 2018 S, St Patrick’s Cathedral (COI), Trim, Co. Meath, hosted a performance of composer Michael Holohan’s musical and theatrical piece ‘Gallipoli, the GPO and Flanders’. Drawing on the personal letters and diaries of both his paternal and maternal granduncles and the diary of a British soldier, the composer Michael Holohan has…

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On Saturday 17 November 2018 Athlone Castle Visitor Centre presented a public lecture entitled ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’ by Athlone Castle Cultural Officer Donna Gilligan. The talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons, and…

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On Friday 16 November 2018, as part of Clare County Library’s Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series, Joe Power delivered a lecture entitled ‘The Great War and Clare’ at Ennistymon Public Library. This talk explored how the Great War impacted upon Ireland, particularly Co. Clare. The lecture took place at 6.30pm. Learn more about Clare men…

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Between 16 and 30 November 2018 the Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to commemorate the centenary of the first granting of votes to women in 1918, hosted an exhibition entitled Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign.  Throughout the Irish campaign for votes for women, suffragists used many forms of visual…

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