On Saturday 31 October Waterford City and Council, in association with University College Cork, organised a ‘Revolutionary Decade Roadshow’  in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, from 11am. to 4pm. The event consisted of a wide range of displays, performances, presentations and consultations relating to the revolutionary period (1913-23). Click here for full details. From the National Archives…

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From Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October 2015 the Stoneybatter & Smithfield Peoples History Project  hosted their annual ‘Street Stories’ festival on the theme of the 1916 Rising in the Dublin 7 area. The festival took place in a number of venues in the areas of Smithfield and Stoneybatter, and incorporated a number of…

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On Wednesday 21 October 2015 Hodges Figgis bookshop, Dawson St, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of the latest volumes in the O’Brien Press ’16 Lives’ series. The series was launched in 2012, and consists of biographies of the 16 men executed for their involvement in the Easter Rising of 1916. The two volumes released in…

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On Tuesday 20 October Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford) gave the 2015 Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, entitled “‘An inheritance from our forefathers?’ Historians and the memory of the Irish Revolution”. Prof. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and is currently Parnell Fellow at the University of Cambridge.…

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On Saturday 17 October 2015 a new exhibition entitled ‘Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915): a centenary perspective’ opened at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2. It has been curated to mark the centenary of Lane’s death on the Lusitania in May 1915. The exhibition aims to give a more rounded view of Lane’s life and personality, his…

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On 16 October 2015 UCD Decade of Centenaries and Kilmainham Gaol hosted a seminar entitled ‘Revolting Women: Nationalism, Suffrage and Labour, 1912-1924’. Building on the Irish Research Council funded project Following the Fighters? This project developed insights from new and underused sources to investigate the experience of female political imprisonment in ‘Revolutionary Ireland’. It will analyse…

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On 13 October the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Heritage Centre hosted a one-day symposium entitled ‘Irish medicine and World War One’. Speakers included John Horne (TCD), Keith Jeffrey (QUB) and Brendan Kelly (UCD). The lectures were followed by the award of the annual Kirkpatrick History of Medicine Award. Click here for  full details…

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