On Saturday 18 July Dublin’s East Wall History Group, in association with the Alternative Visions Oral History Group, hosted the inaugural Sarah Lundberg Summer School, in memory of the late archivist and historian Sarah Lundberg. The subject of the summer school was the life of the trade unionist and medical professional Kathleen Lynn, who served…

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On Thursday 31 July President Michael D. Higgins led a ceremony to dedicate the newly installed Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11. The erection of the cross is a cooperative venture between Glasnevin Trust and the Commonwealth Graves Commission (CWGC). The service was attended by a wide range of public, diplomatic, and military representatives,…

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At 3pm on Wednesday 30 July the latest Irish Life and Lore oral history collection, entitled The Irish Country House and the Great War, was launched in the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, by Minister Aodán Ó Riordáin TD. The launch was also addressed by the British Ambassador, HE Dominick Chilcott, and Mr Kevin Myers.…

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The official commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the landing of arms on 26 July 1914 by the yacht Asgard at Howth, and the subsequent loss of life at Bachelor’s Walk, took place on Sunday 27 July 2014 at Howth harbour. Descendants and relatives of the key participants were guests of honour at these events, which were…

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As part of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Summer of Heritage programme a series of expert lecturers were presented by Myles Dungan at County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, as part of the ‘Great War Roadshow’, held on 26 July between 12.00-17.00.   Learn more about the Great War Roadshow.   To view a…

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