Introduction Commemoration of historical events often reflects the time period in which the commemoration takes place. How we remember our history is influenced by contemporary politics and social mores.   Research on the men and women who fought for and led Ireland towards independence has been renewed in the last two decades, as the centenary of…

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100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life – a ‘pop-up’ museum in Dublin Castle and a programme of events until May.  This ‘pop-up’ museum was launched in December 2018, by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD on the centenary of the landmark 1918 General Election.  Legislation passed earlier that…

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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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Loughrea Memorial Group Conference ‘Democracy and the People’ Full details and registration *here* Date: Thursday 7th November 2019 Time: 9.30am – 5pm Venue: Loughrea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea, Co Galway EVENT COST: €10 INCLUDES TEA/COFFEE & LUNCH 9.30 am – 10.00am       Registration & Tea/Coffee 10.00 am – 10.15am    Welcome by Cllr Jimmy McClearn, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council…

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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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In March 2019 Glasnevin Trust, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, is hosting its annual Spring lecture series on the theme of ‘Social History and the Irish Revolution’ every Wednesday evening in March at 7.00pm. The first lecture in the series was delivered by Prof. Linda Connolly (Maynooth…

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On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate was hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the global…

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