On 9-11 October 2015 the annual conference of the Irish Labour History Society took place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall. The theme of this years conference was ‘Labour in 1915: on the cusp of the revolutionary year’. The conference was sponsored by the Irish Labour History Society in conjunction with the Women’s History Association of Ireland, SIPTU,…

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On 8-9 October 2015 the University of Limerick and Trinity College Dublin co-hosted a conference entitled Designing Commemoration: Performance, Process and Participation. The conference was held in UL’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance on 8 October and in TCD’s Long Room Hub on 9 October 2015. This multidisciplinary conference explored issues and ideas around commemoration and creativity. While…

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On Saturday 3 October the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a series of advance presentations on the themes and artefacts of the forthcoming exhibition, ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’, due to open at Collins Barracks in February 2016. This event was part of the museum’s programme for…

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On Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October a conference, ‘1916 agus an Ghaeilge’ (‘1916 and the Irish Language’) was held in Ulster University’s Belfast Campus. It addressed the significance of Irish in relation to the background, course, and commemoration of the Easter Rising. The conference proceedings were conducted in Irish. Éigse Loch Lao is an…

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