On Friday 24 February 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the second of three ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising and the…

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From Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2017 Newry and Mourne Museum hosted a series of afternoon lectures on the theme ‘The warp and weft of herstory: the 20th century history of the women of Newry and Mourne’. Topics included the history of women in the region during the twentieth century broadly, the revolutionary era, the…

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On Friday 17 February 2017 John F. Larkin QC (NI Attorney-General) presented the Irish Legal History Society Spring Discourse on ‘The Irish Convention’. This was the forum established in 1917 to facilitate negotiations between Irish unionists and constitutional nationalists, to explore the basis for an agreement that would permit the implementation of Home Rule; it…

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On Thursday 23 February 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin presented the fifth in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Liz Gillis (RTÉ) will present a lecture entitled ‘The Hales brothers and the Irish revolution, 1916-23’. This told the story of the Hales brothers from West Cork epitomises the whole revolutionary…

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On Thursday 23 February 2016 the Law Library hosted the launch of Jimmy Wren’s The Four Courts Garrison and Mendicity Institution, Easter Week 1916: a biographical dictionary. This work is a sequel to the same authors work on the GPO garrison, and is a detailed biographical dictionary of members of the Irish Volunteers and members of…

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On 16 February 2017 Mid-Antrim Museums Service in association with Causeway Museums Service presented a one-day seminar entitled ‘On the brink: the politics of conflict. Share the learning’ seminar, This is the final seminar for the ‘On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914- 16’, a three-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and…

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On Thursday 16 February 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin presented the fourth in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Conor Kostick will present a lecture entitled ‘Ireland and the Russian Revolution, 1917′. The Irish revolutionary period of 1916 – 1923 was profoundly shaped by its international context. And…

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On Thursday 9 February 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin presented the third in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Myles Duncan (RTÉ) and Nerys Williams (UCD) presented a joint lecture entitled ‘Poets of the black chair: Francis Ledwidge and Hedd Wynn, 1887-1917’. Francis Ledwidge is one of the…

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On Thursday 2 February 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin presented the second in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Michael Kennedy (RIA) will give a lecture entitled ‘Ireland and the war at sea, 1917’. Popular memory often recalls the sinking of Lusitania and Leinster off the Irish coast…

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