June 2022

June 2022  News and updates on the programme of commemorations relating to the events in Irish history that took place between 1912 and 1923.  If you would like to inform us of any suitable material for future newsletters – anything related to the Decade of Centenaries – please feel free to email centenaries@historyireland.com.    1. Lectures and Events (some require registration)   Beyond 2022     …

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Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War

Dundalk Library will host an event with Ardee historian Dr Síobhra Aiken in conversation with Louth County Council Historian in Residence Dr. Thomas Tormey entitled Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War. It will be held in Dundalk Library on Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm as part of the Louth County Council Decade…

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2 Days in September

The play ‘2 Days in September’ will take place on Thursday, June 30th at the Attic Theatre at Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co Clare at 8pm. This is the story of the Rineen Ambush where a British Army convoy was ambushed by the Mid Clare Brigade of the IRA. The aftermath of the Ambush saw the revenge sacking, looting…

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The assassination of Sir Henry Wilson and the Irish Civil War

Image: Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson (1922) by Sir Oswald Birley. (Belfast City Council) On 22 June 1922 Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson, former Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and Unionist MP for North Down, was assassinated outside his London home in Eaton Square. The anti-Treaty IRA were blamed and six days later, under pressure…

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Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022

Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022 exhibition commemorates 100 years of An Garda Síochána serving the people of County Galway. “The Garda Síochána will succeed not by force of arms or numbers, but on their moral authority as servants of the people.” – Michael Staines, Garda Commissioner, 1922 A new exhibition entitled Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022…

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Divided Families: The Civil War in Drogheda

The Old Drogheda Society will be holding its Annual John Boyle O’Reilly School in the Governor’s House, Millmount on Saturday July 2nd  between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The theme is “Divided Families The Civil War in Drogheda” and examines the social and political scene in Drogheda and its surroundings as the Irish War of Independence ends and…

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“Seeking Peace” – a new episode in the Mná 100 podcast series – in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs

Minister Catherine Martin T.D. announces today a new episode in the Mná 100 podcast series The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. has launched the fourth episode in the Mná 100 podcast series, titled ‘Seeking Peace’, as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023. Minister Martin said: “The…

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