On Thursday 28 May the Belfast launch of the Letters of 1916 project took place at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) from 6.30-9.30pm. The project was originally set up to create a crowd-sourced archive of personal letters and testimonies relating to the period before and after the Easter Rising, from 1 November 1915…

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On 22-23 May 2015 King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, hosted an event entitled Paths To Freedom, organised by Roscommon County Council Arts Office and Library Services. Building on last year’s successful Great War Roadshow at King House, this year’s event also showcased the revolutionary decade 1912-1923. Paths To Freedom outlined the changing nature of Irish…

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On 18 May 2015 the launch took place in the National Library of Ireland of the Dublin exhibit of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) travelling centenary exhibition ‘Hope in the Great War’. Touring RNLI museums, lifeboat stations and partner museums, it honours the courage and determination of those who saved lives in the midst of…

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On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May the second Knocklong Commemorative Seminar 2015 took place at Knocklong Community Centre, Knocklong, Co. Limerick. The rescue of the Tipperary IRA Volunteer Seán Hogan at Knocklong on 13 May 1919 was a sequal to the Soloheadbeg ambush, generally recognised as the first engagement in the Irish War of…

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On 12 May 2015, to mark the 99th anniversary of the execution of Seán Mac Diarmada, Ballinamore Library, Ballimanore, Co. Leitrim, hosted an exhibition and display of memorabilia associated with Mac Diarmada. In addition to the exhibition, a 1966 documentary about Mac Diarmada was shown in the library (on continuous loop) between the hours of 2:30-7:30pm.…

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