On Saturday 14 November a History Ireland Hedge School debate on ‘The people of 1916’ took place as part of the Dublin Book Festival. In conversation with History Ireland editor Tommy Graham, the panel explored the people of 1916, from the famous personalities to the women and children of the rising. Turtle Bunbury discussed his new…

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On Saturday 14 November 2015 the National Library of Ireland hosted a seminar offering five differing perspectives on the Gallipoli campaign. The speakers are, His Excellency  Necip Egüz (ambassador of the Republic of Turkey); Philip Orr (author of ‘ Field of Bones: An Irish Division at Gallipoli); David Davin Power (RTÉ); Jennifer Wellington (UCD); and Neale Rooney (Letters of 1916).…

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On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November Waterford Treasures hosted a ‘1916 Roadshow’ as part of the preparations for a permanent exhibition to commemorate the 1916 Rising. They were particularly interested in hearing from relatives of members of the following organisations in Waterford prior to 1922: Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League); Sinn Féin; Cumann na mBan; Na Fianna Éireann;…

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On Saturday 7 November a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal as part of the Allingham Festival, on the subject is ‘1916 outside Dublin’. Next year’s commemorations of the 1916 Rising will naturally be focused on Dublin, where most of the action took place. But what happened (or didn’t happen) beyond the…

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