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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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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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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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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‘Delivering Justice: The Law Courts in Dublin Castle (1923 – 1931)’ The ‘Delivering Justice’ exhibition showcases some rarely-seen-before images of the State Apartment rooms being fitted and used for court purposes – St Patrick’s Hall, for example, was transformed into a makeshift law library – as well as reproductions of the legal diaries that were…

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History Ireland Hedge School ‘Mobilise the poets’—art & culture in the Irish Revolution @ the Allingham Festival, Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon 6pm Saturday 9 November So exhorted Arthur Griffith from his Gloucester Prison cell in January 1919. But how did the arts (literature, film, the visual arts, music and song) affect the Irish Revolution? How in turn…

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Re-thinking the Revolution? Annual Seminar of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups   Date: 12 October 2019 Venue: Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Time: 11.00 – 1.00 p.m. Free Event.   Launch of the CD ‘Songs from the Short Grass’ by Darren Brereton and friends. This is an album of Kildare songs…

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Launch of History Competition for Schools 2020 The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ Irish History competition for schools (primary and post-primary) is an annual competition sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the School of History, UCC. It is also supported by History Ireland magazine. Students may enter the competition with projects in either English or Irish.…

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