Posts by Grace O'Keeffe

Louth County Council Festival of History

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

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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Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre

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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Guerrilla War in Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Lecture: ‘Guerrilla War in Clare’ by Dr. Joe Power DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm, Tuesday, 17th September 2019.   Dr Joe Power is a historian who specialises in local history with many published titles to his name on various aspects of Clare history including…

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History Ireland Hedge School: The War of Independence in Co Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event on Saturday, 14th September 2019 History Ireland Hedge School The War of Independence in Co Clare David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish Life 1913-1921: provincial experience of war and revolution (1977) reassessed. Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis at 2 – 3.15pm Clare County Library presents a History…

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The Douglas Hyde Conference 2019

Comhairle Chontae Ros Comáin Douglas Hyde Conference: The Road to Democracy The Douglas Hyde Conference 2019, organised by Roscommon County Council, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Arts Council takes place on Friday 27th September at the Northern & Western Regional Assembly Rooms, Ballaghaderreen. This one day programme is part…

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Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition tells the story of this conflict in the capital. Dublin was the seat of the British administration in Ireland and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the…

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