Recorded on Tuesday 26 November at 7pm @ National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar   How valid is the assumption that because the War of Independence and Civil War are considered ‘low rape’ conflicts there is little to address in the arena of sexual assault?  To consider this question History Ireland editor Tommy Graham was joined, for a ground-breaking…

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The Pat Walsh Memorial Society (Kilkenny) held several events this year, including the parade held during the Pat Walsh Memorial Weekend (2019 parade in picture)   Captain Patrick Walsh DUNNAMAGGIN B. COY. 8th Batt. Kilkenny Brigade I.R.A.         The circumstances of Pat Walsh’s death can be read in Kilkenny: In Times of…

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‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’ is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar.   Having visited this exhibition today it would be tempting to post all the photographs here – such is the quality of those chosen for this exhibition. Some photos…

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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The destruction…

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From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar. It draws on the NLI’s rich and varied holdings of photographs and newspaper cuttings, and explores the key aspects of a dramatic, brutal and extreme period of Irish history,…

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The unveiling ceremony for the memorial plaque to Alice Stopford Green (1847-1929), which has been commissioned by the Meath Archaeological and Historical  Society, took place in Kells on Saturday, 7 December. Alice Stopford Green was a native of Kells (daughter of the Church of Ireland rector, Archdeacon Stopford), born in the old Archdeaconry (now Blackwater…

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Kilkenny Library Local Studies Decade of Centenaries Schools Outreach Project Kilkenny Library’s Local Studies Department is currently running a workshop series for Senior Cycle students around the county. The Local Studies service has engaged Finbar Dwyer, creator of the popular Irish History Podcast, to present a workshop on using primary sources for History projects. Funded…

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The Celtic Revival A public seminar organised by the Meath History Workshop and supported by  Meath County Council under the Decade of Commemorations programme. Saturday, 23 November 2019, 2-4.30pm Columbanus Hall, Cannon Row, Navan   Speakers: The Revival and the Irish Republic of Letters –  Dr P.J. Mathews (School of English, Drama and Film, UCD)  …

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