A new publication by Patrick O’Sullivan Greene, from Eastwood Books, offers a fascinating account of Michael Collin’s entrepreneurial approach to building the new Irish State. Featured below is a short extract. The book is available to buy *here* Extract from Crowdfunding the Revolution: Terence MacSwiney: Forgotten role in the success of the First Dáil Loan…

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Pat Walsh Memorial Field Trip 14th March [FULLY BOOKED] Field trip taking in many of the historic sites around East Tipperary and West Kilkenny during the War of Independence. Including Drangan Barracks attack, Mullinahone, Nine mile house ambush, Hugginstown Barrack attack, Garryricken ambush. As we will have many of the older generation (some sons and…

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In this public symposium, contributors to the Irish Revolution series, published by Four Courts Press, will consider the various experiences of the Irish Revolution at a county level, explain the challenges involved in researching and writing from this perspective, and reflect on how their work has enhanced our understanding of Ireland between 1912 and 1923.   Sat,…

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 Lecture: ‘Ireland’s War of Independence, An Introduction to the IRA’s Guerrilla Campaign 1919-21’ Gain greater insight into Ireland’s War of Independence. from the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921 at this lecture delivered by Lorcan Collins. Tuesday 21 January at 7pm 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin…

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Decade of Centenaries programme for 2020 Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, discusses the Government’s plans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of 1920 – the year that defined the War of Independence. From Morning Ireland, 2nd January 2020, available *here*.  

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IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMME 2020 Unless otherwise specified, all meetings will be held at 7 pm in Boston College (Dublin), 43 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 21 January: Symposium The War of Independence: other voices Dr Colum Kenny, Dublin City University Dr Sinéad McCoole, Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries Dr Brian Hughes,…

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‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’ is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar.   Having visited this exhibition today it would be tempting to post all the photographs here – such is the quality of those chosen for this exhibition. Some photos…

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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The destruction…

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From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar. It draws on the NLI’s rich and varied holdings of photographs and newspaper cuttings, and explores the key aspects of a dramatic, brutal and extreme period of Irish history,…

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