5 October 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

On Friday 5 October Dublin City Hall, Dame St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’. A century ago the women of Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote, the culmination of years of ‘first wave’ feminist activism, not only on the suffrage question, but in the…

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11 September 2018—31 May 2019: National Museum of Ireland centenary project on ‘The enemy within: The Spanish Flu in Ireland, 1918-19’.

From September 2018 onwards the National Museum of Ireland’s ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme will focus on the ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic of 1918-19. Traditionally overlooked in the history of the revolutionary period, the impact of the pandemic on Ireland has in recent years, attracted greater attention from historians. The pandemic emerged in the latter months of…

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6 September-26 October 2018: Exhibition: ‘World War One: Ireland’s humanitarian effort’, dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

On Thursday 6 September 2018 Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, officially launched a new exhibition entitled World War One: Ireland’s humanitarian effort at the dlr Lexicon in Dún Laoghaire. The exhibition explored voluntary humanitarian aid efforts in Ireland during the war, and was curated by Pádraig Allen of the St John Ambulance,…

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