1919 Revisited – A symposium in honour of John Devoy   Date: 28 September 2019 Venue: McAuley, Place, Naas, Co. Kildare Time: 9.15 a.m. – 1.15 p.m. Free Event.   Speakers: David McCullagh, author & broadcaster Liz Gillis, author & historian James Lawler T.D. Mario Corrigan James Durney   Topics: De Valera in America The…

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The Birth of a Nation concert was first performed in McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare in October 2017 advance of a trip to Lexington, Kentucky as part of a twinning anniversary. The reaction amongst the American, French and Irish audiences in the USA was such that it was performed again to a full house in…

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In June 1919 Éamon de Valera, leader of Sinn Féin and President of Dáil Éireann travelled to the United States with the aim of securing funds and support for the new Dáil. An excellent article by Dr David McCullagh published by Century Ireland explains some of the personal and professional aims of de Valera’s visit.…

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This year the West Cork History Festival runs from 8th to 11th August. The Festival will open on Friday 9th August @ 6.30pm with former Taoiseach John Bruton in conversation with Carl Dinnen, ITV News political correspondent, on a range of the historical topics that the Festival will cover. Those topics cover local, national and international history. On Saturday…

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Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War. Continuities, Ruptures and Legacies (1913-1919)   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IRISH CULTURAL CENTRE Paris, 27 June 2019     THURSDAY 27 JUNE 09:00. Registration/coffee 09:30. Opening talk: Her Excellence Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador for Ireland to France   Panel One: Ireland in War and Revolution Chair: Emmanuel Destenay (University College…

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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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The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley, Fearghal McGarry  and Enda Delaney (editors) The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history is the third in the History Ireland Centenary Series tracking the decade of commemorations and features contributions from a host of scholars in the field, focusing on placing the Irish revolution…

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ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A SOVIET IN LIMERICK… In April 1919 a general strike shook Limerick to its core. For two weeks workers took over the city, controlling food production and prices, and creating their own police force and currency. They were fighting against the imposition of martial law by the British Army,…

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On Monday 1 April 2019 the third in a series of special supplements to History Ireland’s special commemorative series on the Irish revolution will be published. The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history, is edited by Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley and Fearghal McGarry. Featuring  contributions from a host of scholars in the field, will focus on…

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