On Sunday 17 August 2014 a commemoration took place in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the death of the humanitarian and republican Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916), who was executed in London on 3 August 1916 and re-interred in Glasnevin in 1966. The event began at 2.30pm, with a graveside oration by Dr. Martin Mansergh. This was…

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At 7.30pm on Monday 11 August 2014 Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford) gave a public lecture in Waterford Medieval Museum entitled ‘The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland (and Waterford), 1890-1922’, based on his forthcoming book on the subject. This was the Waterford 1100 talk for August, organised by Waterford Treasures.   From UCD HistoryHub: Roy Foster on Ireland’s revolutionary generation.

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The 2014 Parnell Summer School took place from 10—14 August 2014 at Avondale demesne, Co. Wicklow, the ancestral home of Charles Stewart Parnell. The theme of the 2014 school was ‘War & Peace’, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The programme for the 2014 school was intended to go beyond a…

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On Saturday 9 August 2014 Co. Leitrim Peace III Partnership presented a conference relating to the ‘Decade of Centenaries’, entitled ‘Reflecting on events a century ago that have an impact on life in Ireland today’. The conference took place in Be Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, from 10am-4pm.  Speakers included Roisín Higgins (Teeside University), Eunan O’Halpin…

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