A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson On Saturday 19 September, the Castleconnell Historical Society will unveil a plaque to the Irish revolutionary, Quaker and publisher, Bulmer Hobson. The event will happen in the garden of #1 The Tontines, Castleconnell, the house where Hobson died in his sleep on 8 August 1969. Born in Belfast in…

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Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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In this public symposium, contributors to the Irish Revolution series, published by Four Courts Press, will consider the various experiences of the Irish Revolution at a county level, explain the challenges involved in researching and writing from this perspective, and reflect on how their work has enhanced our understanding of Ireland between 1912 and 1923.   Sat,…

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History Ireland Hedge School @ Mechanics Institute, Galway (in association with the ICTU, the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, NUI Galway and supported the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) 8pm Friday 8th November Labour and the North and the National Question James Connolly, executed for his…

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Roger Casement Summer School is an annual three day event devoted to exploring the life and times of Roger Casement and takes place at the Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire. Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2019. Tickets: €35 for whole summer school (includes free entry to social) or €10 per session. For more details…

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Mondays at the Mess Monday 1st July 2019 at 11am The Workhouse of the South Dublin Union Lecturer: Davis Coakley Held in Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8 (http://www.richmondbarracks.ie/find-us/) The lecture will discuss the formation of the workhouse system in Ireland with particular reference to the formation of the workhouse of the South Dublin Union in 1840. During the…

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Historians Liz Gillis and James Curry will be speaking about the four women (Helena Moloney, Brigid Davis, Rosie Hackett and Jennie Shanahan) who hung a banner on Liberty Hall to commemorate the one year anniversary of James Connolly’s execution.   City Hall, Dame Street, Monday 20th May, 12.45 – 2pm. Free admission.

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On Saturday 23 February 2019 the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection took place at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation…

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