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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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20 August 2017: Annual Collins/Griffith commemoration, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

On Sunday 20 August 2017 Glasnevin Trust hosted the annual Collins-Griffith commemoration, marking the deaths of both Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins in August 1922. Each year, in mid-August, the Collins-Griffith Commemoration Society organises the ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery to commemorate the lives and legacies of two of the chief architects of the Irish Free State.…

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4 August 2017: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘Thomas Ashe: martyr, musician, sportsman and Gaeilgeóir’, Lispole, Co. Kerry

On Friday 4 August 2017 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Lispole, Co. Kerry, entitled ‘Thomas Ashe: martyr, musician, sportsman and Gaeilgeóir’. 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 Gaelic Athletic Association, the Irish Republican…

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28-30 July 2017: West Cork History Festival, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

From Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July the inaugural West Cork History Festival will take place in Skibbereen, Co. Cork. The festival programme spanned a diverse set of places, historical subjects and periods, from the local to the international, but had a particular focus on the events of the Irish revolutionary period, especially in in West…

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