‘Burning the Country House’ Online Lecture Series

A series of lectures hosted by the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish houses and Estates, History Department, Maynooth University. The lecture series is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Historical Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme. These talks run in tandem with the exhibition Burning…

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Centenary of the Irish Race Congress, Paris, 21-28 January 1922

Within weeks of the ratification of the Treaty by Dáil Éireann an ‘Irish Race Congress’ assembled in Paris representing Irish organizations from twenty-two countries. Inevitably the Treaty split overshadowed its proceedings. Did global Irish experiences moderate or radicalise expectations of Irish independence? What legacy did Irish sovereignty bequeath to the historical memory of the Irish…

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‘Dublin Castle has fallen!’ – the handover, 16 January 1922.

Image: Cover of The Handover: Dublin Castle and the British withdrawal from Ireland, 1922by John Gibney and Kate O’Malley, published by The Royal Irish Academy, 2021. ‘Dublin Castle has fallen!’—the handover, 16 January 1922 Under the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, a Provisional Government, led by Michael Collins, was tooversee the transition of power until…

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January 2022

January 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)  TONIGHT, 7th JANUARY @ 7pm RTÉ…

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December 2021

December 2021 News and updates on the programme of commemorations relating to the events in Irish history that took place between 1912 and 1923.   As thoughts turn to Christmas and buying presents for the historian in your life (yourself or a loved one), please remember to support the many Irish publishers and Irish bookshops that publish and stock history publications.  …

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Minister Martin announces €2m package of funding for local authorities in 2022, under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme

he Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today [Thursday 6th January 2022] announced funding of €2 million for local authorities in 2022 to support their leading role in developing community-led commemorative activities for the final phase of the Decade of Centenaries Programme. €50,000 will be allocated to every local…

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Dev Talks: towards an assessment of his legacy

In July 1921, Éamon de Valera was elected, unopposed, as Chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI). His first official event as Chancellor was a formal reception at UCD (then in Earlsfort Terrace) on 22 November 1921. As part of the programme to mark the centenary, NUI and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies…

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Dev and the Banner, 1917-26

On 10 July 1917 Eamon de Valera won a by-election in East Clare, one of a series of victories for Sinn Féin in the run-up to their landslide victory in the general election of December 1918. He would continue to represent the county in the Dáil until his election to the presidency in 1959. What…

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Kathleen McKenna Award

Margaret Fitzgibbon, Leah Hilliard and Nicola Sheehan are winners of the Meath County Council Cultural Services ‘Kathleen McKenna Award’. The award commemorates the Irish republican activist and journalist Kathleen Napoli McKenna, born in Oldcastle, Co Meath. Details *here*

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