July 2021

View this email in your browser July 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.    1. Lectures (some require registration)  …

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Kerry: from the library archives

Kerry – May 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-may-4th-2021-235449 Kerry – June 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-june-1st-2021-238550 Kerry – July 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-july-6th-2021-242757

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The Revolutionary Pat Keating of Comeragh

New Booklet on IRA Leader Pat Keating Launches on Friday 30th July March 2021 marked the 100-year anniversary of the death of local IRA leader Pat Keating during the War of Independence. Fatally wounded in the Burgery Ambush, Keating’s death at only 25 years of age was a blow to the local IRA movementhe had…

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Kilkenny in the Revolutionary Decade

Kilkenny was described by Ernie O’Malley as ‘slack’ during the War of Independence. Was this really the case? Kilkenny has a notable revolutionary history—as crucible of the Tithe War (1830s), birthplace of one the founders of the IRB, James Stephens (1858), and a rebel turnout, albeit small (1916). Also, the attack and capture of Hugginstowm…

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Custom House Talks: Dan Head

Dan Head – the boy in the picture. On May 25th, 1921, the last major action by the IRA in the War of Independence took place when almost 300 men and many women took part in an attack on Dublin’s Custom House, the financial heart of British rule in Ireland, intent on burning all documentation…

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The Truce

A century ago, at noon on 11 July 1921, a truce came into effect in the Anglo-Irish war between theIRA and Crown forces. Why did it happen then—and why had peace feelers in late 1920 failed? What motivated each side to sue for peace? What were their expectations? To address these and other questions tune…

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Dr Conor McNamara: Galway County Council Historian-in-Residence for 2021

Galway County Council Appoints Historian-in-Residence for 2021 As part of its commitment to the current programme of commemorative events connected with the ongoing Decade of Commemorations 2013–2023, Galway County Council is delighted to announce that Dr Conor McNamara has been appointed to the position of Historian-in-Residence for 2021. The decade 1913-1923 was one of the…

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