Exhibitions

25 September-10 October 2015: Dublin Festival of History

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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18-27 September: ‘From the Lockout to the trenches…or the GPO?’: East Wall History Festival 2015, East Wall, Dublin 3

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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18-19 September 2015: ‘Ballinasloe 1915 reimagined’, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

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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17 September 2015: History Ireland ‘Hedge School: ‘Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: his life and afterlife’, and launch of O’Donovan Rossa centenary exhibition, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin 11

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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8 July 2015: Opening of exhibition, ‘Portraits of the invisible: the Irish in World War One’, National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin

On Thursday 8 July a new exhibition, entitled Portraits of the invisible: the Irish in World War One, opened at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin 2In March 2012 the National Library of Ireland held the first of several Irish World War One roadshows. Families were invited to have personal items connected to…

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30 June 2015: Launch of Trinity College Dublin exhibition ‘The Great War revisited’ on Google Cultural Institute

On Tuesday 30 June 2015 Trinity College Dublin in association with Google launched a new online exhibition entitled The Great War revisited, which is hosted on Google Cultural Institute. This exhibition features 60 exhibits of unique heritage material from TCD’s rare books and manuscripts collections relating to the Great War, including recruiting posters, letters, diaries, photographs,…

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18 May 2015: opening of RNLI touring exhibition ‘Hope in the Great War’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On 18 May 2015 the launch took place in the National Library of Ireland of the Dublin exhibit of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) travelling centenary exhibition ‘Hope in the Great War’. Touring RNLI museums, lifeboat stations and partner museums, it honours the courage and determination of those who saved lives in the midst of…

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15-16 May 2015: Second Knocklong commemorative seminar: ‘Ex-British soldiers and the War of Independence: a pan-Munster perspective’,, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May the second Knocklong Commemorative Seminar 2015 took place at Knocklong Community Centre, Knocklong, Co. Limerick. The rescue of the Tipperary IRA Volunteer Seán Hogan at Knocklong on 13 May 1919 was a sequal to the Soloheadbeg ambush, generally recognised as the first engagement in the Irish War of…

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