Easter Rising

30 Aug-1 Sept 2018: dlr Roger Casement Summer School/Festival, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Between Thursday 30 August and Saturday 1 September 2018 dlr Lexicon Library hosted the second dlr Roger Casement Summer School/Festival, with the support of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Roger Casement (1864-1916) was born in Sandycove, Co. Dublin, the youngest child of four of an Antrim family.  He worked in various employments in Africa before starting…

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12 May 2018: ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Saturday 12 May Trinity College Dublin hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish life: Provincial experience of war and revolution, 1913-21. Fitzpatrick’s book was a study of Co. Clare, and proved enormously influential in exploring the social…

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5 April 2018: Book launch: ‘War and revolution in the west of Ireland: Galway 1913-1922’, Mechanics Institute, Galway

On Thursday 5 April the launch took place in Galway of Conor McNamara’s War and revolution in the west of Ireland: Galway 1913-1922. The book explores the history of the entire revolutionary period in Connaght, with particular focus on  County Galway. The period 1913-22 witnessed extraordinary upheaval in Irish society. The Easter Rising of 1916 facilitated the emergence…

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