On Monday 21 January 2019 Galway County Council presented two lectures, to be delivered twice in two separate venues, to mark the centenary of the first Dáil. The first lecture, entitled ‘Revolution at the ballot box: County Galway and the 1918 general election’ was delivered by Conor McNamara, and the second lecture, entitled ‘From suffrage…

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On Monday 21 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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On Thursday 17 January 2019 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted an afternoon seminar entitled ‘Marching on the Road to Freedom: Reflections on a Centenary: Dáil Éireann 1919’. As the museum launches a new exhibition of artefacts and documents on the First Dáil 1919, entitled ‘Marching on the Road…

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On Tuesday 15 January 2019 the Irish Historical Society presented a symposium entitled ‘1919: The first Dáil and the Democratic Programme’. The Democratic Programme adopted at the first meeting of Dáil Éireann on 21 January 1919 declared that the ‘Nation’s sovereignty extends … to all its material possessions, the Nation’s soil and all its resources, all…

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On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 December 2018 the Women’s History Association of Ireland’s (WHAI) 2018 annual conference, entitled“‘Why not a woman?’ Celebrating women in public and private life in Ireland, 1918-2018”, took place in Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. This conference marks the centenary of the achievement of limited suffrage for women, and is supported…

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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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