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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On Saturday 17 November 2018 Athlone Castle Visitor Centre presented a public lecture entitled ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’ by Athlone Castle Cultural Officer Donna Gilligan. The talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons, and…

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Between 16 and 30 November 2018 the Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to commemorate the centenary of the first granting of votes to women in 1918, hosted an exhibition entitled Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign.  Throughout the Irish campaign for votes for women, suffragists used many forms of visual…

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On Friday 2 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘100 years of women in politics and political life’ took place in Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. A hundred years ago women in Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote. To mark a century of women’s subsequent involvement in politics and public life Dublin…

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On Friday 5 October Dublin City Hall, Dame St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’. A century ago the women of Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote, the culmination of years of ‘first wave’ feminist activism, not only on the suffrage question, but in the…

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