The Year 1920 – Irish Trailblazers, National and International A special lunchtime event, hosted online by Dr Sinéad McCoole, on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 You are invited to attend this lunchtime lecture, which takes place online next Tuesday, 22nd September, from 1 pm to 2 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. You can…

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A new TG4 programme (full details below) examines the use of sexual violence against women, a topic covered by a History Ireland Hedge School Nov 2019, available to listen *here* Also covered in the History Ireland Nov/Dec 2019 issue Cogadh ar Mhná TG4 Wednesday September 23rd at 9.30pm YouTube clip: https://youtu.be/1dZCT9Wpiok Why is it that…

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A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson On Saturday 19 September, the Castleconnell Historical Society will unveil a plaque to the Irish revolutionary, Quaker and publisher, Bulmer Hobson. The event will happen in the garden of #1 The Tontines, Castleconnell, the house where Hobson died in his sleep on 8 August 1969. Born in Belfast in…

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While the War of Independence raged in Ireland, a parallel international diplomatic campaign for recognition and funding for the underground Irish Republic was being waged. Central to this was the tour of Eamon de Valera, ‘President of the Irish Republic’, to the United States from June 1919 to December 1920.   To assess its success…

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History Ireland’s latest PODCAST is here: Terence MacSwiney – martyrdom, civil resistance & the Irish Revolution. This podcast is part of the History Ireland Hedge School programme supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012–2023 initiative. Terence MacSwiney—martyrdom, civil resistance & the Irish Revolution On 25 October…

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GAA Museum announces plans to remember Bloody Sunday 100 years later.       Centenary events series launched to mark 100th anniversary of  Bloody Sunday atrocity at Croke Park. The GAA Museum at Croke Park has launched a poignant commemorative events series to mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday, the darkest day in the history of…

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Documentary on One Thomas and Tess Tess Murray never forgot her first love. She was engaged to Thomas McEver during the Irish War of Independence, but their lives changed when he was abducted, brutally murdered and accused of being a spy. (2019)   Thomas And Tess focuses on one horrific violent incident on May 20th,1921…

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Documentary on One The Little Shop of Secrets Decades ago The Wallace Sisters ran a small newsagents in Cork city. While many bought their paper and tobacco there, few knew of the secrets it held as an IRA brigade HQ during the War of Independence as these fearless sisters led a double life. (2020). In…

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A special ecumenical service of commemoration and wreath-laying was held at the Irish National War Memorial in Islandbridge on 11 July at 12.30pm. This annual Somme time event is arranged and led by the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland District with the co-operation and assistance of the Irish Government. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this…

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