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12 May 2018: ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Saturday 12 May Trinity College Dublin hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish life: Provincial experience of war and revolution, 1913-21. Fitzpatrick’s book was a study of Co. Clare, and proved enormously influential in exploring the social…

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18 April 2018: ‘Anti-conscription campaign: 100 years on’, Mansion House, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 18 April, 2018 Dublin City Council hosted a one-day conference to mark the Mansion House Conference against conscription which was convened and chaired by Lord Mayor Laurence O’Neill on 18 April 1918 at Dublin’s Mansion House. Conscription into the British armed forces had not been extended to Ireland during the First World War, and Irish nationalist…

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11 November 2017: ‘"A Broken Tree": A day of events celebrating the life of the Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge’, National Library of Ireland/National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Saturday 11 November 2017 the the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland presented ‘A broken tree’, a seminar and concert celebrating the life and work of Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917). A native of Slane, Ledwidge was the son of a farm labourer and, having left school at the age of 13, worked in a number…

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22 September 2017: State event to commemorate centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

On Friday 22 September 2017 Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11, hosted the official state commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe (1885-1917). Originally from Kerry and a teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including the Gaelic League, the…

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13 September 2017: Y Gadair Wag (The Empty Chair / An Chathaoir Fholamh), Irish Writers Centre, Dublin 1

On Wednesday 13 September the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square Dublin 1, presented a special performance of Y Gadair Wag (The Empty Chair / An Chathaoir Fholamh) to mark the centenary of the death of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, who was killed on the battlefields of Flanders on 31 July 1917. Bringing together poetry, film and experimental techniques, this…

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13 September 2017: Launch of ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’, Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 13 September the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of the Atlas of the Irish Revolution, edited by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy, with John Borgonovo, and published by Cork University Press. The Atlas of the Irish Revolution is a landmark publication that presents scholarship…

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9 September 2017: ‘Ireland after the Rising, 1916-18’, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

On Saturday 9 September 2017 Trinity College Dublin, in association with Glasnevin Trust, presented a one-day seminar on ‘Ireland after the Rising, 1916-18’. This seminar explored the changes in Irish political life after the Easter Rising to examine how violent insurrection by a minority faction of nationalists in Easter 1916 was transformed into a landslide political…

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24 August 2017: Dublin launch of new edition of Seán Ó Lúing’s Thomas Ashe biography, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Thursday 24 August 2017 Mercier Press and the National Library of Ireland hosted the Dublin launch of a new edition of Sean Ó Lúing’s I die in a good cause: Thomas Ashe: A biography. A teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including…

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