On Friday 11 December the Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin 2, released the latest batch of files from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection to be released to the public. The Military Service Pensions project is a cornerstone project of the government’s commemorative programme. The collection contains almost 300,000 application files for pensions, allowances and…

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On Thursday 10 December 2015 the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of Harry Clarke’s War: Illustrations for Ireland’s memorial records 1914-18, by Marguerite Helmers. The book is a study of Harry Clarke’s engravings  for Ireland’s memorial records, the official listing of Ireland’s First World War dead originally published in the 1920s.…

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On Monday, 7 December 2015, the National Library of Ireland launched its 2016 programme, including the release of a unique digital repository of personal papers and photographs that tell the story of the momentous events of 1916. To mark the launch of the programme by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, TD,…

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On Monday 7 December 2015 Chief Justice Susan Denham launched Trinity in war and revolution, 1912-1923, by Tomás Irish, lecturer in Modern History at Swansea University. The book, published by the Royal Irish Academy, tells the story of how TCD was involved in, and affected by, the Irish revolution of 1912-1923. Thousands of Trinity students and graduates…

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On Sunday 6 December the standard of the Royal Artillery Regiment Association will be laid up in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Dublin, on Sunday, 6 December after the choral evensong, which commenced at 3.15pm. Mr Ken McLean presented the standard to  St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rev Charles Mullen accepted the standard into the care of the cathedral,…

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On Tuesday 1 December the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin, 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on the topic of ‘Popular culture and the Great War’. The debate was chaired by History Ireland editor Tommy Graham, and the panelists included Angus Mitchell, John Horne, Maurice Walsh and Jennifer Wellington. Click here to listen to…

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