On Sunday 22 November 2015  a cross community event took place in Finglas village, Dublin 11, to commemorate Brigadier Dick McKee (1893-1920). McKee was a native of Finglas, and had fought in both the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence; a senior member of the IRA’s Dublin Brigade, he was killed while in British captivity on…

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On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November Glasnevin Trust hosted two historical evaluation days related to the 1916 Rising, which provided members of the public with an opportunity to obtain a free historical assessment of Easter Rising artefacts and heirlooms. Members of the public were encouraged to along any contemporary items of relevance, including documents, letters, diaries,…

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On 1 July 2016 the official commemoration of the outbreak of the Batlle of the Somme will will be held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Northern France. The commemoration is being organised by the British and French Governments in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions and Royal British Legion. The…

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On Wednesday 18 November The Irish Times published the latest in its series of ‘Century’ special supplements, with the support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The supplement was entitled Dragons stirring: Ireland six months before the Rising. As noted by Patrick Smyth in his introduction, the focus of the supplement is ‘an attempt to…

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On 18 November Trinity College Dublin hosted a workshop entitled ‘The decade of commemorations: showcasing resources and new pathways for research’ This was  part of the Library of Trinity College Dublin’s ‘The library of the future; the future of the library programme of activities for 2015-16. The lunchtime event introduced a series of innovative initiatives…

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On 18 November 2015 the Royal Irish Academy hosted a panel discussion to mark the launch of Lucy McDiarmaid’s At home in the revolution: what women did and said in 1916. The book derives its material from women’s own accounts of the Easter Rising, interpreted broadly to include also the Howth gun-running and events that took place over the summer of…

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On Tuesday 17 November a History Ireland Hedge School debate took place in the Mechanics Institute, Middle St, Galway, entitled ‘A strange kind of glory’: the Easter Rising in Galway and its context’. Over six hundred Galway men and women mobilized during the rebellion Easter 1916, the most significant mobilization outside Dublin that week. The debate addressed…

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On Tuesday 17 November Dublin Public Libraries hosted a free seminar from 10am-1 pm focusing on material relating to 1916 Rising in Dublin City Library and Archive. This event takes place as part of ‘Expore your archives week’. Collections featured included eye-witness statements, Jacob’s Biscuit Factory Archives, newspaper collections, and the Monica Roberts Collection. Click here…

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