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10 November 2018: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

On Saturday 10 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’ took place as part of the Allingham Arts Festival in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The December 1918 general election is regarded, with good reason, as a political earthquake. With a massively expanded electorate, including women over 30,…

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27-29 September 2018: Douglas Hyde Conference: ‘People, place & time: Converging histories’, Ballaghederreen, Co. Roscommon

From Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018 the thirtieth Douglas Hyde Conference took place in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. The conference was established in 1988 in honour od Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), co-founder of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) and first president of Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘People, places &…

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11 September 2018-31 May 2019: National Library of Ireland exhibition: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On 11 September 2018 a new exhibition curated by the National Library of Ireland, ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, was launched at the National Photographic Archive by Senator Ivana Bacik, Chair of the Oireachtas Vótáil100 committee. The exhibition covers the key years 1918-1919, which encompassed the end of the First World War, the first postwar UK election in…

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1 September 2018: ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches’, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

On Saturday 1 September 2018 the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches. This will bring together a range of scholars working on new and innovative aspects of the history of the revolutionary years 1918–1923 in County Limerick. Taking local, national, and global perspectives, the conference will…

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16-19 August 2018: West Cork History Festival

The second West Cork History Festival took place from Thursday 16 August and Sunday 19 August in the grounds of Rosebank House, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. The festival covered a wide range of topics in time and space, with the centenary of the events of 1918 being a major theme. Speakers included John Horne (TCD), Robert…

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12-16 August 2018: Parnell Summer School, Co. Wicklow

From 12-16 August 2018 the 2018 Parnell Summer School took place at Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, on the theme of ‘Democracy triumphant?’ On 14 December 1918, Irish voters went to the polls in the first post-war general election across the United Kingdom. Amidst the aftermath of the war and the legacy of the Easter…

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