The 2015 Dublin Festival of History took from 25 September to 10 October 2015. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted in 2013, and consists of a wide range of events: a series of lectures and discussions hosted in Dublin Castle Printworks; walking tours, public talks hosted in Dublin City…

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On Wednesday 24 September The Irish Times published a supplement entitled Children and the revolution. The supplement, which was published with the support of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, is intended as an introduction to the Rising for children and teenagers and corresponds to the ‘Youth and imagination’ stand of…

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The 2015 East Wall History Festival took place in East Wall, Dublin 3, from 18-27 September 2015. Organised by the East Wall Local History Group, this community festival took as its theme the experience of the Revolutionary Decade 1913-23 in the East Wall region of Dublin, with particular emphasis on working-class culture and Dublin’s Docklands.…

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On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September St Brigid’s Heritage Group, Ballinasloe, organised a major centenary event in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, entitled ‘Ballinasloe 1915 reimagined’. This free programme of events incorporated a wide variety of performances, re-enactments, lectures and exhibitions intended to recreate and examine all aspects of life in Ballinasloe in the year prior to…

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On Thursday 17 September 2015 Glasnevin Trust hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: his life and afterlife’. In 1856 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa began a revolutionary career that would span nearly 60 years when he founded the Phoenix Society, subsumed two years later into the Irish Republican Brotherhood. It ended with his…

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On 4-5 September the 2015 Tionól Mhic Easmainn/Roger Casement autumn gathering took place at Fels Point Hotel, Tralee. This annual event is organised to commemorate and the examine the life and career of the colonial official humanitarian and Irish republican Roger Casement (1864-1916). Speakers included Prof. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (NUIG), Éamon Ó Cuív, TD, Tim Horgan, and Pádraig Ó…

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On 4 September 2015 NUI Galway hosted a one-day workshop entitled ‘Researching the Irish Parliamentary Party in the Decade of Centenaries’. The workshop was part of NUI Galway’s commemorative plans for the Decade of Centenaries, and examined opportunities and challenges to researching the Irish Parliamentary Party in the build up to the centenary of the…

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