Carlow Co Co Decade of Centenaries

We are delighted to announce that the latest episode in the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Video Series premiered on Thursday evening, 14 April, at 8pm, on our YouTube Channel at

In this episode Dr. Shay Kinsella speaks to Carlow Libraries’ Christopher Power, and outlines the origins and impact of County Carlow’s journey to Independence. Beginning with the political events prior to the 1916 Rising and carrying on through to the tragedy of the Irish Civil War, the discussion examines how these seismic events affected the people of Carlow.

Dr. Kinsella, a Carlow native, is a teacher based in County Donegal. As part of a national series, he is currently producing the definitive history of County Carlow during the revolutionary period in his forthcoming book, Carlow: The Irish Revolution 1912-1923.

You will also be able to access on our YouTube Channel the previous episodes in the series:

The 1918/19 Pandemic in Ireland – Bernie Walsh in conversation with Dr Ida Milne:

The 1918 General Election in Ireland – John Kelly in conversation with Dr Elaine Callinan:

Also released this week is the next episode in our Podcast Series, featuring Adam Kane:

“Written Off in Quiet Ignominy”: The R.I.C. in Revolutionary Carlow and Kilkenny

Adam Kane is a BA Hons. Graduate of Carlow College, and is currently engaged in further study in the History Department at Trinity College. In this podcast, with Carlow Libraries’ John O’Gorman, Adam discusses the findings of his study of the R.I.C. in the county, and how it compared with others, namely Kilkenny and Cork. The role of, and attitudes to, the force prior to the commencement of hostilities in 1919 will be examined, and Adam will outline how, and why, these roles and attitudes changed.

The podcast can be accessed at , and on all major podcasting platforms.

Our previous podcast, where producer Fin Dwyer discusses his War of Independence Pod Series, can also be accessed there.

Finally, you can keep in touch with all of the events and initiatives presented by the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Committee at our dedicated webpage at

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