On Friday 21 April, as part of the Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in the Mechanics Institute, Middle St, Galway, entitled ‘Now you see them, now you don’t’: women in the Irish revolution.’ This explored the role of women in the revolutionary decade, as activists,…

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On Wednesday 13 October 2016 the Technical, Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) hosted a seminar on the life and career of Constance Markievicz, who was amongst the founders of the union. Speakers included Eamon Devoy, Patrick Quigley, and Padraig Yeates. The seminar took place at the TEEU head office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1, at 7.30pm.…

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The 2015 East Wall History Festival took place in East Wall, Dublin 3, from 18-27 September 2015. Organised by the East Wall Local History Group, this community festival took as its theme the experience of the Revolutionary Decade 1913-23 in the East Wall region of Dublin, with particular emphasis on working-class culture and Dublin’s Docklands.…

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On Saturday 18 July Dublin’s East Wall History Group, in association with the Alternative Visions Oral History Group, hosted the inaugural Sarah Lundberg Summer School, in memory of the late archivist and historian Sarah Lundberg. The subject of the summer school was the life of the trade unionist and medical professional Kathleen Lynn, who served…

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On 6 April 2015—Easter Monday—RTÉ organised a major commemorative event entitled Road to the Rising. The event was being conducted in collaboration with An Post, Dublin City Council, and the Ireland 2016 initiative. The over-arching theme was to explore life in the the Ireland of 1915 in as a broad a manner as possible. Road to…

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On Thursday 2 April 2015 the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, visited UCD Archives to officially launch the UCD Decade of Centenaries programme. The UCD programme to commemorate the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ is, to date, the most comprehensive programme of its kind to be developed by any university. As a major holder…

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On 16 March 2015 Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with FutureLearn, relaunched its enormously successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ‘Irish lives in war and revolution: Exploring Irish history, 1912-1923′, which was originally launched in May 2014. The course, which will be available via computers, mobile phones and tablets, invites learners to explore the lives…

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On Thursday 19 February, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Christy Burke, launched Thomas Fitzpatrick and the Leprecaun cartoon monthly, 1915-1915′, by James Curry (NUIG) and Ciaran Wallace (TCD). This is the latest publications being released as part of Dublin City Council’s ongoing ‘Decade of Commemorations’ series. The Lepracaun cartoon monthly was an important satirical magazine, published…

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From Thursday 22 January to Saturday 25 January 2015 the Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1, hosted a symposium entitled ‘Theatre of war’. This followed the successful ‘Theatre of memory’ symposium held in January 2014. The 2015 symposium was be a unique gathering of artists, journalists and academics discussing the world’s most troubling conflicts from a global,…

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