Divided Families: The Civil War in Drogheda

The Old Drogheda Society will be holding its Annual John Boyle O’Reilly School in the Governor’s House, Millmount on Saturday July 2nd  between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The theme is “Divided Families The Civil War in Drogheda” and examines the social and political scene in Drogheda and its surroundings as the Irish War of Independence ends and…

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“Seeking Peace” – a new episode in the Mná 100 podcast series – in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs

Minister Catherine Martin T.D. announces today a new episode in the Mná 100 podcast series The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. has launched the fourth episode in the Mná 100 podcast series, titled ‘Seeking Peace’, as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023. Minister Martin said: “The…

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The Royal Munster Fusiliers

In collaboration with Cork Public Museum, the students of University CollegeCork Museum Studies programme are launching a new featured exhibition, The RoyalMunster Fusiliers: A Forgotten Regiment? to celebrate the centenary of the regiment’sdisbandment in July 1922. The Royal Munster Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment in the British armythat formed in 1881, though their roots…

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The ‘Belleek/Pettigo triangle’, May/June 1922

The ‘Belleek/Pettigo triangle’, May/June 1922 As part of the so-called ‘Northern Offensive’, on 27 May 1922, a combined force of pro-TreatyNational Army and anti-Treaty IRA occupied the ‘Belleek/Pettigo triangle’, an enclave ofFermanagh/Northern Ireland only accessible over-land through Free State territory. Less than two weeks later they had been ejected by regular British Army troops; the…

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Conservation Conversation

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 7 – 8:15pm Unlocking the Past – Preserving the Future An online roundtable discussion organised by the Beyond 2022 Project supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub. Leading conservators from the Core Partner institutions within the Beyond 2022 research programme discuss the challenge of safeguarding historical documents and show how extraordinary new technologies are unlocking…

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The Irish Civil War National Conference 2022

On 15-18 June, University College Cork will host a national conference to mark the centenary of the Irish Civil War. Supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the four-day conference is one of the key events in the State’s Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022.Over 130 scholars will…

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