The Dublin Festival of History ran from 26 September to 8 October 2014. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted in 2013, and consisted of a wide range of events: a series of lectures and discussions hosted in Dublin Castle Printworks; walking tours, public talks hosted in Dublin City Hall…

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On 25 September 2014 Catriona Pennell (Exeter) gave a lecture in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, as part of the joint lecture series being organised by National Museums Northern Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), entitled ‘The road to war’. Dr. Pennell’s lecture was entitled ‘Ireland’s entry into war, 1914: Acceptance or…

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To mark the centenary of the final passage and suspension of the Government of Ireland 1914—the ‘Home Rule Bill—on Thursday 18 September 2014 at 7.00pm in Wexford Town Library Dr. Pauric Travers (St. Patricks College) gave a lecture entitled ‘Ireland’s Home Rule Bill and John Redmond, MP’. This located the passage of the Home Rule…

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