On Wednesday 29 October the Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of Easter widows: seven Irish women who lived in the shadow of the 1916 rising, by Sinead McCoole (Director, Jackie Clarke Collection). The book was launched by Dr Margaret MacCurtain. Easter widows explores the lives and experience of the wives of the seven executed signatories of…

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On Tuesday 28 October 2014 Hodges Figgis bookshop, on Dawson St, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of the latest volumes in the O’Brien Press ’16 Lives’ series. The series was launched in 2012, and consists of biographies of the 16 men executed for their involvement in the Easter Rising of 1916. The two volumes being…

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On Tuesday 28 October 2014 the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, travelled to Flanders to attend a number of First World War commemorative events in Flanders, Belgium. In the course of the trip the Minister launched a new Google online exhibition on Irish involvement in the First World War, which…

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On Saturday 25 October 2014 the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted its seventh conference on the First World War, entitled ‘Soldiers and civilians: experiences and memories of the First World War’. The conference discussed Irish and international perspectives on the conflict and ways of commemorating it. Speakers included…

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