11 November 2018: ‘Armistice 100’ concert, Valentia, Co. Kerry

On 11 November 2018 St. John the Baptist Church, Knightstown, Valentia, Co. Kerry, presented a concert entitled ‘Armistice 100’ to mark the centenary of the armistice that officially ended the First World War. The concert was performed by baritone Gavan Ring, with Aoife O’Sullivan on piano, and will be compéred by Muiris Bric. The performance…

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11 November 2018: Civic commemoration of 1918 Armistice, Cork City

On Sunday 11 November 2018 a civic commemoration took place at the Cenotaph, South Mall,  Cork City, to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice that ended the First World War. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Finn, led the ceremony, which began at 10.15am. The ceremony was be attended by local public representatives, members of the…

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‘Markievicz: Portraits and propaganda’, National Gallery of Ireland, 27 October 2018-10 February 2019

On 27 October 2018 the National Gallery of Ireland opened a new exhibition on the life of Constance Markievicz, née Gore-Booth (1868-1927), entitled Markievicz: Portraits and propaganda. Markiewicz was a leading figure of the Irish revolutionary period, playing a prominent role in the struggle for women’s suffrage and the fight for Irish independence. A trained artist, Markievicz…

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