While the War of Independence raged in Ireland, a parallel international diplomatic campaign for recognition and funding for the underground Irish Republic was being waged. Central to this was the tour of Eamon de Valera, ‘President of the Irish Republic’, to the United States from June 1919 to December 1920.   To assess its success…

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History Ireland’s latest PODCAST is here: Terence MacSwiney – martyrdom, civil resistance & the Irish Revolution. This podcast is part of the History Ireland Hedge School programme supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012–2023 initiative. Terence MacSwiney—martyrdom, civil resistance & the Irish Revolution On 25 October…

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Cork—crucible of the War of Independence (West Cork IRA flying column commander Tom Barry— how important was his leadership?) Why was it that Cork (county and city), which accounted for c. 10% of the country’s population, produced nearly 25% of those killed in the War of Independence? What role did its substantial (c. 10%) non-Catholic (mainly loyalist)…

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The Connaught Rangers mutiny—1920, 1970 & 2020 On 28 June 1920, five men from C Company of the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers led a mutiny in Jalandhar, Punjab, in protest against martial law in Ireland. Following their surrender a few days later, 88 mutineers were court-martialled, of whom 77 were imprisoned; the leader, James…

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New History Ireland PODCAST This Podcast is part of the History Ireland Hedge School programme supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012- 2023 initiative. Soviets, strikes and land seizures—class conflict & the Tan War In the midst of the War of Independence a parallel class war…

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Teaching Controversial Issues: History and Commemoration Organised by The History Teachers Association of Ireland (as part of the Dublin Branch Spring Seminar) in conjunction with the National Library of Ireland and History Ireland) Recorded @ the National Library of Ireland on 7 March 2020 Tommy Graham: Editor of History Ireland was joined by Jim Herlihy, Historical and Reconciliation Police…

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Recorded on Tuesday 26 November at 7pm @ National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar   How valid is the assumption that because the War of Independence and Civil War are considered ‘low rape’ conflicts there is little to address in the arena of sexual assault?  To consider this question History Ireland editor Tommy Graham was joined, for a ground-breaking…

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(organised by Longford County Library, Heritage and Archives Service in conjunction with History Ireland) recorded @ Canal Studio, Backstage Theatre, Longford on Thur 21 Nov 2019 Another in the ongoing series of Hedge Schools on how the Irish Revolution at local level influenced, and was influenced by, the wider global context, this time looking at…

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History Ireland Hedge School ‘Mobilise the poets’—art & culture in the Irish Revolution @ the Allingham Festival, Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon 6pm Saturday 9 November So exhorted Arthur Griffith from his Gloucester Prison cell in January 1919. But how did the arts (literature, film, the visual arts, music and song) affect the Irish Revolution? How in turn…

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