On Saturday 17 November 2018 Athlone Castle Visitor Centre presented a public lecture entitled ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’ by Athlone Castle Cultural Officer Donna Gilligan. The talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons, and…

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Between 16 and 30 November 2018 the Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to commemorate the centenary of the first granting of votes to women in 1918, hosted an exhibition entitled Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign.  Throughout the Irish campaign for votes for women, suffragists used many forms of visual…

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Between Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 23 November 2018, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Westmeath County Council presented an exhibition in Mullingar entitled ‘World War One: The Westmeath connection’.  This exhibition was an initiative of the Westmeath Heritage Forum. It offered insights not only into the sheer scale of…

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From Sunday 4 November to Saturday 10 November 2018 the National Library of Ireland will be presenting diverse programme of talks, tours, lectures and more to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice and the end of the First World War. Beginning with a performance of Michael Holohan’s ‘Gallipoli, the GPO, and Flanders’ on Sunday 4…

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On Monday 5 November 2018 a new exhibition entitled ‘The Peace at Home? Dublin after the First World War’ opened at Dublin City Library and Archive (DCLA) 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.  The exhibition commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War in November 1918. Using the rich vein of archival materials…

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On Saturday 3 November 2018 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Deeds not words? Assessing a century of change’. This conference brought together a range of academics, historians and writers to explore changes and advancements in Irish society, particularly for women over…

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From 1 November to 30 November the exhibition ’45 for valour’ by Trish Taylor Thompson was hosted at Limerick Museum. The exhibition was opened by Cllr. James Collins, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, on 1 November; the opening also incorporated the launch of Limerick’s military tradition (1691-1922): A brief Introduction by Dr Matthew Potter. To mark the…

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