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Delivering Justice: The Law Courts in Dublin Castle (1923 – 1931)

‘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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‘Mobilise the poets’—art & culture in the Irish Revolution

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?

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

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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The Daniel O’Connell 2019 Summer School

The Daniel O’Connell Summer School takes place in the Library, Cahersiveen on Friday 23rdAugust and in Derrynane House, Caherdaniel on Saturday 24th August 2019. The School highlights the legacy of Daniel O’Connell, nationally and internationally, explores issues of importance to O’Connell and which are still relevant today and celebrates the rich traditions and folklore of O’Connell’s native South…

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The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation concert was first performed in McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare in October 2017 advance of a trip to Lexington, Kentucky as part of a twinning anniversary. The reaction amongst the American, French and Irish audiences in the USA was such that it was performed again to a full house in…

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6 February 2019: ‘Girls in silk kimonos’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 6 February 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, hosted a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster in…

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30 January 2019: ‘Girls in silk kimonos’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 30 January 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, hosted a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster in…

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