21 October 2014: Launch of ‘Judging W.T. Cosgrave’, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

On 21 October 2014 the Royal Irish Academy launched the latest in its series of biographies of Irish leaders since independence: Judging W.T. Cosgrave, by Michael Laffan (UCD). W.T.Cosgrave (1880-1965) was imprisoned for his involvement in the Easter Rising, was prominent in the Dáil government and Sinn Féin afterwards, and in 1922 became President of the Executive…

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16 October 2014: Lecture on ‘Captain Henry Gallaugher DSO: from Finner to Flanders’, Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

As part of its current exhibition, ‘Remembering World War One: the Donegal story’, Donegal County Museum hosted a talk by Col (Rtd) Declan O’Carroll on Capt Henry Gallaugher, DSO, in the museum on Thursday 16 October at 8pm. Gallaugher spent his early life in Manorcunningham, and was later active in the Ulster Volunteer Force. He joined…

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9 October 2014: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘Limerick at war, 1914-18’, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

On Thursday 9 October at 7.30pm a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in the Desmond Hall, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, on the topic of ‘Limerick at war, 1914-18′. The debate was chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland, and the panelists were Tom Toomey, Ruan O’Donnell (UL), Tadhg Moloney, and Matthew Potter.   From Limerick…

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