One of the most important—and controversial—aspects of the War of Independence was the ‘intelligence war’. Given the role of spies and informers in defeating previous insurrections, it is not surprising that Michael Collins, the IRA’s Director of Intelligence, was keen to insure that history did not repeat itself. How successful was he? To shed light…

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Some news from Cork County Council: Date/Time: Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 19:30 Event: Illustrated Lecture: The Burning of Cork Location: Contact Kieran (kierangroeger@mac.com ) if you wish to attend any or all of the talks. A link will then be posted to you the night before each talk. All talks are on Zoom and…

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January 2021   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.   Markievicz Award: NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS Closing dateThursday 4th February@ 5.30pm  …

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December 2020  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.   Markievicz Award The purpose of this award is to:  a.…

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While not in the vanguard of armed activity during the War of Independence, Kildare was central to the ‘revolutionary decade’ as whole, not only for its strategic importance and proximity to Dublin but in particular as the site of the largest British military establishment at the Curragh and elsewhere. It also has the dubious distinction…

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While not in the vanguard of armed activity in the revolutionary decade, Wicklow was, nevertheless, active in other respects. Moreover, its unique characteristics—proximity to Dublin, pioneering development of tourism, and one of the highest Protestant populations outside Ulster—make it worthy of study.  Join History Ireland editor , Tommy Graham *HERE* in discussion with Sheila Clarke (Ashford), Brendan Flynn (Wicklow), Kevin Lee (Carnew), Jim Rees (Arklow), Padraig Óg Ó…

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While not in the vanguard of armed activity in the revolutionary decade, Wicklow was, nevertheless, active in other respects. Moreover, its unique characteristics—proximity to Dublin, pioneering development of tourism, and one of the highest Protestant populations outside Ulster—make it worthy of study.  Listen * HERE* to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham in discussion with Rosemary Raughter (Greystones), James Scannell (Bray), Brian White (Enniskerry) and John Dorney (editor…

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020 Minister Martin announces funding of €50,000 for every local authority in 2021 under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., today announced funding of €1.75 million for local authorities in 2021 to support their leading role in developing community-led…

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