Events in April 2019

The War of Independence Lecture Series

Dublin City’s Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.   These will take place across a number of libraries and will be unique to each branch as the Historians In Residence explore the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and…

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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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“By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still”

Tuesday, 16th April 2019: A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries Lecture “By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still”: Commandant Joseph Barrett (1888-1971)    by Dr Paul O’Brien. DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm. A talk about the recently discovered Archive of Joe Barrett of Kilrush and Darragh, Ballyea. Barrett was…

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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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13 April 2019: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The Irish Revolution—local or global?’, Cobh Library, Co. Cork

On Saturday 13 April 2019, as part of CAFE Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Cobh Library, Co. Cork, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ entitled ‘The Irish Revolution—local or global?‘ The runaway success of the  Atlas of the Irish Revolution (and the recent parallel TV series), along with the proliferation of microstudies of the War of Independence…

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12 April 2019: History Ireland ‘Hedge School: ‘A Century of Women’: From 1919 in the wake of the Great War up to 2019’, Linen Hall Library, Belfast

On Friday 12 April 2019 the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘”A century of women”’: From 1919 in the wake of the Great War up to 2019′. This Hedge School runs in conjunction with the current women’s history exhibition at the Linen Hall Library which aims to showcase…

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