Editor’s Blog

Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre   Tuesday, 17th September 2019 DeValera Library, Ennis at 1pm and Shannon Library at 6pm   A War of Independence story that no one has told.   This play is a jolt back in time to a…

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Guerrilla War in Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Lecture: ‘Guerrilla War in Clare’ by Dr. Joe Power DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm, Tuesday, 17th September 2019.   Dr Joe Power is a historian who specialises in local history with many published titles to his name on various aspects of Clare history including…

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History Ireland Hedge School: The War of Independence in Co Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event on Saturday, 14th September 2019 History Ireland Hedge School The War of Independence in Co Clare David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish Life 1913-1921: provincial experience of war and revolution (1977) reassessed. Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis at 2 – 3.15pm Clare County Library presents a History…

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The Douglas Hyde Conference 2019

The Douglas Hyde Conference will take place this year on Friday 27th September in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, The theme of this year’s conference is “The Road to Democracy: A Decade of Centenaries Programme. For a full list of speakers you can find the conference brochure available to download here.  

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Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition tells the story of this conflict in the capital. Dublin was the seat of the British administration in Ireland and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the…

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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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The Daniel O’Connell 2019 Summer School

The Daniel O’Connell Summer School takes place in the Library, Cahersiveen on Friday 23rdAugust and in Derrynane House, Caherdaniel on Saturday 24th August 2019. The School highlights the legacy of Daniel O’Connell, nationally and internationally, explores issues of importance to O’Connell and which are still relevant today and celebrates the rich traditions and folklore of O’Connell’s native South…

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for papers ‘Labour, Class and Gender in the Struggle for Irish Independence, c.1918-24’ being co-organised by Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class (an interdisciplinary group in NUI Galway focusing on labour and class history with special emphasis on Ireland), and Padraig Yeates.  Funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the…

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The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation concert was first performed in McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare in October 2017 advance of a trip to Lexington, Kentucky as part of a twinning anniversary. The reaction amongst the American, French and Irish audiences in the USA was such that it was performed again to a full house in…

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