Editor’s Blog

Presentation of ‘The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history’ to secondary schools by Minister Josepha Madigan

The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley, Fearghal McGarry  and Enda Delaney (editors) The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history is the third in the History Ireland Centenary Series tracking the decade of commemorations and features contributions from a host of scholars in the field, focusing on placing the Irish revolution…

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Limerick Soviet 100: A Festival of Art and Activism

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A SOVIET IN LIMERICK… In April 1919 a general strike shook Limerick to its core. For two weeks workers took over the city, controlling food production and prices, and creating their own police force and currency. They were fighting against the imposition of martial law by the British Army,…

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1 April 2019: Publication of History Ireland supplement on ‘The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history’.

On Monday 1 April 2019 the third in a series of special supplements to History Ireland’s special commemorative series on the Irish revolution will be published. The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history, is edited by Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley and Fearghal McGarry. Featuring  contributions from a host of scholars in the field, will focus on…

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Publication of ‘Decade of Centenaries: Second Phase Guidance, 2018—2023’ by Expert Advisory Group.

On Tuesday 8 January 2019 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., today (8 January) outlined how the government plans to approach the development of an appropriate programme to mark the remainder of the Decade of Centenaries (2019—2023), marking the publication of ‘Decade of Centenaries: Second Phase Guidance, 2018—2023’ by the Expert Advisory…

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New pop-up museum on 100 years of women in politics and public life

On 14 December 2018 the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, officially opened a new pop-up museum, entitled 100 years of Women in politics and public life 1918–2018, exploring 100 years of women’s participation in politics and public life. The ‘pop-up’ is an initiative of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the…

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Understanding the December 1918 general election

The postwar UK general election of 14 December 1918 was one of the pivotal events of the Irish revolution. A newly expanded Irish electorate including, for the first time, some (though by no means all) Irish women, voted in unprecedented numbers in favour of the post-1916 incarnation of Sinn Féin, who fought their election campaign on…

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New online exhibition to mark centenary of election of Constance Markiewicz to Westminster

Richmond Barracks have developed a new online exhibition entitled “You never saw such excitement”: The 1918 Election of Countess Markievicz, in partnership with Google Arts and Culture.  This exhibition focuses on the two year period following the release of Countess Markievicz from Aylesbury Prison in June 1917 to her appointment as Minister for Labour in…

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