Throughout July 2016 the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted screenings of UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme as part of its Somme centenary events programme. These were hosted under the auspices of the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership. Shot and screened in 1916, it was the…

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On Saturday 23 July 2016 The Casement Project presented Féile Fáilte, a day-long free festival on Banna Strand, Co. Kerry. Running from mid-afternoon to midnight on Saturday July 23, Féile Fáilte featured dance performances, an evening céilí, a night-time beach disco and a spectacle of light. In 1916, Roger Casement, Irish rebel, British knight and international humanitarian, came…

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On Tuesday 19 July 2016 Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8, hosted the Dublin launch of Liz Gillis’ new book The Hales brothers and the Irish Revolution. The Hales brothers were from Cork, and were involved from the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in West Cork and were closely associated with well-known revolutionary figures, including Michael Collins,…

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On Tuesday 19 July the National Library of Ireland hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate, on the subject of ‘The Somme: Southern nationalist involvement’. Fought between 1 July and 1 November 1916 the Somme offensive was one of the bloodiest battles in history, costing the lives of more than 1.5 million men. On the first…

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