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Labour and the North and the National Question

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

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…

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Mondays at the Mess

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 ( 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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Warrior Queens

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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23 February 2019: Launch of MSPC Brigade Activity Reports, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin 6

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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18 November 2018: ‘Gallipoli, the GPO, and Flanders’, Trim, Co. Meath

On Sunday 18 November 2018 S, St Patrick’s Cathedral (COI), Trim, Co. Meath, hosted a performance of composer Michael Holohan’s musical and theatrical piece ‘Gallipoli, the GPO and Flanders’. Drawing on the personal letters and diaries of both his paternal and maternal granduncles and the diary of a British soldier, the composer Michael Holohan has…

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