Forthcoming

‘El señor Ministro’: Laurence Ginnell and the Dáil mission in Argentina, 1921-22 Dr Paul Hughes

Edenderry Historical Society: Paul Hughes, ‘El señor Ministro’: Laurence Ginnell and the Dáil mission in Argentina, 1921-22 Dr Paul Hughes is a Mullingar-based journalist and historian who was awarded a PhD in History from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2018, for his thesis entitled ‘The Irish republican activism of Laurence Ginnell, 1916-23’. A native of Delvin,…

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The War of Independence Lecture Series

Dublin City’s Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.   These will take place across a number of libraries and will be unique to each branch as the Historians In Residence explore the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and…

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Warrior Queens

Historians Liz Gillis and James Curry will be speaking about the four women (Helena Moloney, Brigid Davis, Rosie Hackett and Jennie Shanahan) who hung a banner on Liberty Hall to commemorate the one year anniversary of James Connolly’s execution.   City Hall, Dame Street, Monday 20th May, 12.45 – 2pm. Free admission.

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History Ireland Hedge School in the University of Edinburgh

Scotland and the global Irish Revolution How did events abroad shape the revolutionary period 1912-23?        How were the Irish diaspora involved in and influenced by events in Ireland? The next Hedge School will be Wednesday 15 May in Edinburgh University. The discussion will be on ‘Scotland and the global Irish Revolution’ chaired…

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100 Years of Women in Politics & Public Life by Sinéad McCoole

100 Years of Women in Politics & Public Life by Sinéad McCoole Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries Lecture Tuesday, 4th June 2019,  De Valera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm Sinéad works in the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as a Historian. She is the author of several books…

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Irish Military Seminar 13-15 June 2019

As part of Kildare’s Decade of Commemorations, the third Irish Military Seminar will be held 13-15 June 2019 in the Riverbank Arts Centre & Newbridge Community Library.   Thursday 6th June at Newbridge Library @ 7pm Official opening of the Seminar Book Launch — A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day, Dan Harvey Free, booking essential Newbridge Library…

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Knocklong: recreation of the rescue of Seán Hogan

Sunday 11th- Sunday 19th May Knocklong village, Co Limerick, will host a history week with activities including a recreation of the rescue of Seán Hogan. The activities will include music, drama, commemoration services, history seminar and The Rescue train, recreating the journey of Seán Hogan to his rescue at the station in Knocklong. Details here and facebook.com/knocklonghistory.

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‘Mondays at the Mess’ – talks in Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks 13th May 2019 at 11am Marking the 100th anniversary of St. Ultan’s foundation in May 1919, join Maeve Casserly, NLI staff member and Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council as she explores the innovative work of doctors in St. Ultan’s paediatric hospital. Details and booking information here.    

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