On Thursday 4 May, as part of CAFE Readers and Writers Festival,  Cobh Library hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘Ireland, the United States and the war at sea, 1917’. 1917 was the pivotal year of the First World War. At its outset German U-boats were inflicting huge damage on Allied shipping, while…

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On Monday 24 April 2017 the Irish Historical Society’s April meeting presented a panel discussion entitled ‘Commemorating 1916: A Retrospective Discussion’, with Prof. David Fitzpatrick (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Lisa Godson (National College of Art and Design) and Lar Joye (National Museum of Ireland). The discussion took place at 7pm in the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity…

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On Friday 21 April, as part of the Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in the Mechanics Institute, Middle St, Galway, entitled ‘Now you see them, now you don’t’: women in the Irish revolution.’ This explored the role of women in the revolutionary decade, as activists,…

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On Wednesday 20 April 2017 President Michael D. Higgins launched the exhibition Portrait of a century at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. This photographic exhibition by Dublin-born photographer Kim Haughton was intended to encapsulate modern Ireland in the century after the Easter Rising via portraits of 100 individuals,…

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On Tuesday 18 April 2017 Dublin City Council  presented the third of its 2017 lunchtime lecture series on the theme of ‘Remembrance & commemoration: the First World War’. The First World War was at that date the most devastating conflict in world history – never before had so many people been slaughtered and so many…

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