Re-thinking the Revolution? Annual Seminar of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups   Date: 12 October 2019 Venue: Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Time: 11.00 – 1.00 p.m. Free Event.   Launch of the CD ‘Songs from the Short Grass’ by Darren Brereton and friends. This is an album of Kildare songs…

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1919 Revisited – A symposium in honour of John Devoy   Date: 28 September 2019 Venue: McAuley, Place, Naas, Co. Kildare Time: 9.15 a.m. – 1.15 p.m. Free Event.   Speakers: David McCullagh, author & broadcaster Liz Gillis, author & historian James Lawler T.D. Mario Corrigan James Durney   Topics: De Valera in America The…

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Launch of History Competition for Schools 2020 The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ Irish History competition for schools (primary and post-primary) is an annual competition sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the School of History, UCC. It is also supported by History Ireland magazine. Students may enter the competition with projects in either English or Irish.…

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The Louth County Council Festival of History, September 24-28th. This initiative is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.’ With a diverse range of speakers from the top of their fields, this Festival promises to be an exciting progression from last year.…

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Announcement of Markievicz Awards 2019 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD, announced the first recipients of the Markievicz Award, a new bursary scheme for artists, so-called to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the appointment of the first female cabinet minister, Constance de Markievicz. The Award Scheme is an initiative of Minister Madigan…

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A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre   Tuesday, 17th September 2019 DeValera Library, Ennis at 1pm and Shannon Library at 6pm   A War of Independence story that no one has told.   This play is a jolt back in time to a…

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