23 April 2018: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The cause of Labour? The 1918 general strike against conscription’, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

On Monday 23 April 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, on the subject of ‘The cause of Labour? The 1918 general strike against conscription. On 23 April 1918 the Irish Trade Union Congress, and the ITGWU in particular, called a one day general strike against the imposition of…

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18 April 2018: Launch of exhibition: ‘"On active service"’: Maynooth College, chaplains and the anti-conscription crisis’, Maynooth University

On Wednesday 18 April 2018 Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, hosted the launch of a new exhibition entitled ‘”On active service”‘: Maynooth College, chaplains and the anti-conscription crisis’. Ireland’s national Roman Catholic seminary at Maynooth experienced a profound transformative period from the summer of 1916 until the winter of 1918. In 1917 the College publically supported the recruitment…

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18 April 2018: ‘Anti-conscription campaign: 100 years on’, Mansion House, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 18 April, 2018 Dublin City Council hosted a one-day conference to mark the Mansion House Conference against conscription which was convened and chaired by Lord Mayor Laurence O’Neill on 18 April 1918 at Dublin’s Mansion House. Conscription into the British armed forces had not been extended to Ireland during the First World War, and Irish nationalist…

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3 April 2018: Dublin City Library and Archive lunchtime lecture series: ‘"Doing their bit": Irish women and the First World War’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 3 April Dublin City Library and Archive  presented the first in their new series of lunchtime lectures, entitled ‘”Doing their bit”: Irish women and the First World War’. The series will explore different aspects of Irish women’s experiences throughout the First World War, from anti-enlistment activism to working in munition factories and war-time…

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27 January 2018: ‘1918: The politics of radicalisation’, Dublin City University

On Saturday 27 January 2018 Dublin City University’s School of History and Geography hosted its third annual public symposium charting and putting in context the events of Ireland’s revolutionary decade. The 2018 symposium was entitled ‘1918: The politics of radicalisation’. The keynote speaker was Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD), while other speakers included Mark Duncan (Century Ireland), Maria…

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18 November 2017: Reflecting on a decade of war and revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Propaganda and mobilisation: Ireland from Rising to conscription crisis, 1916-1918, UCD, Dublin 4

On Saturday 18 November 2017 Universities Ireland, the network of university presidents and vice-chancellors on the island of Ireland, sponsored the sixth in a series of conferences to commemorate the centenary of key events in the history of modern Ireland ranging from the Ulster Covenant, through the First World War and the 1916 Rising, to…

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