1919 Timeline

21 January: First meeting of Dáil Éireann in Dublin’s Mansion House declares Ireland independent. From the Houses of the Oireachtas: Dáil100.   21 January: Soloheadbeg ambush in Co. Tipperary. Two members of RIC are killed in an attack by members of the IRA under Dan Breen and Sean Treacy; this is generally regarded as the first engagement of…

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23 February 2019: Launch of MSPC Brigade Activity Reports, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin 6

On Saturday 23 February 2019 the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection took place at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation…

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6 February 2019: ‘Girls in silk kimonos’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 6 February 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, hosted a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster in…

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30 January 2019: ‘Girls in silk kimonos’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 30 January 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, hosted a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster in…

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Publication of ‘Decade of Centenaries: Second Phase Guidance, 2018—2023’ by Expert Advisory Group.

On Tuesday 8 January 2019 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., today (8 January) outlined how the government plans to approach the development of an appropriate programme to mark the remainder of the Decade of Centenaries (2019—2023), marking the publication of ‘Decade of Centenaries: Second Phase Guidance, 2018—2023’ by the Expert Advisory…

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21 January 2019: ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil’, Galway/Claregalway, Co. Galway

On Monday 21 January 2019 Galway County Council presented two lectures, to be delivered twice in two separate venues, to mark the centenary of the first Dáil. The first lecture, entitled ‘Revolution at the ballot box: County Galway and the 1918 general election’ was delivered by Conor McNamara, and the second lecture, entitled ‘From suffrage…

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