10 October 2017: DCC Autumn lunchtime lecture: ‘Ireland responds to the Russian Revolution: Backing the Bolsheviks’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 10 October 2017 Dublin City Council presented the second in a series of lunch-time lectures in Dublin City Hall, on the theme of ‘Ireland and the Russian Revolutions’. The series is curated by Francis Devine and Dr. Mary Clark in association with Dublin City Library and Archive,138-144 Pearse Street, D2; full programme details and speaker biographies…

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4 October 2017: Launch of ‘Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, suffragette and Sinn Féiner: Her memoirs and political writings’, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 4 October the Royal Irish Academy hosted the launch of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, suffragette and Sinn Féiner: Her memoirs and political writings, edited by Margaret Ward. Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was the most significant feminist in twentieth-century Ireland. An advocate of feminism, socialism, and republicanism, her organisational abilities were recognised by the leaders of the Easter Rising,…

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22 September 2017-31 January 2018: ‘Hunger Strike, 1877-1981’ exhibition, Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Dublin 8

On Friday 22 September a new exhibition entitled ‘Hunger Strike, 1877-1981’ opened to the public at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. This exhibition arose from a project entitled ‘Incarcerated bodies: hunger striking and internment, 1912-1923’, which was funded by the Irish Research Council, New Foundations, 2015, Strand 3 scheme, and a collaboration between the museum sector, involving…

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6 September-10 December 2017: ‘Käthe Kollwitz : Life, death and war’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

From Wednesday 6 September to Sunday 10 December 2017 the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, hosted an exhibition of 40 prints and drawings by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945). It was an unprecedented opportunity for an Irish audience to discover this important artist who created almost 300 prints, around 20 sculptures…

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