On Tuesday 3 October 2017 Dublin City Council presented the first 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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On Friday 22 September 2017 Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11, hosted the official state commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe (1885-1917). Originally from Kerry and a teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including the Gaelic League, the…

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On Friday 15 September 2017, the Tionól Mhic Easmainn/Roger Casement gathering took place at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. 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), who was captured by the RIC at McKenna’s Fort, near Banna Strand…

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On Wednesday 13 September the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square Dublin 1, presented a special performance of Y Gadair Wag (The Empty Chair / An Chathaoir Fholamh) to mark the centenary of the death of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, who was killed on the battlefields of Flanders on 31 July 1917. Bringing together poetry, film and experimental techniques, this…

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On Saturday 9 September 2017 Trinity College Dublin, in association with Glasnevin Trust, presented a one-day seminar on ‘Ireland after the Rising, 1916-18’. This seminar explored the changes in Irish political life after the Easter Rising to examine how violent insurrection by a minority faction of nationalists in Easter 1916 was transformed into a landslide political…

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On Friday 1 September 2017 the Royal Irish Academy hosted a one day conference organised by Maynooth University, entitled ‘Women and the Irish revolution, 1917-23: Feminism, violence, nationalism’. The period 1917–1923 was marked by political violence and upheaval in Ireland, ending in partition and independence for 26 of its 32 counties. How this period of revolution…

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