on 19 March Dublin City Council announced a new grants scheme to encourage public participation in the commemorations of the 1916 Rising. The Council accepted applications from community groups and organisations in Dublin who want to organise events and projects to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Dublin City Council made €150,000 available in funding, distributed equally across…

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On 16 March 2015 Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with FutureLearn, relaunched its enormously successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ‘Irish lives in war and revolution: Exploring Irish history, 1912-1923′, which was originally launched in May 2014. The course, which will be available via computers, mobile phones and tablets, invites learners to explore the lives…

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On Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 6.30pm the National Archives of Ireland  hosted the Dublin launch of Diarmaid Ferriter’s A nation and not a rabble: the Irish Revolution, 1913-1923. Ferriter is Professor of modern Irish history at UCD, and his new book is a comprehensive study of the historiography, events and legacies of the revolutionary decade 1913-1923. The…

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