On Monday 21 January 2019 Galway County Council presented two lectures, to be delivered twice in two separate venues, to mark the centenary of the first Dáil. The first lecture, entitled ‘Revolution at the ballot box: County Galway and the 1918 general election’ was delivered by Conor McNamara, and the second lecture, entitled ‘From suffrage…

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On Saturday 24 November 2018 Birr Library hosted a talk by Denis Kirby of the Leinster Regiment Association, entitled ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’. After four years of German occupation the 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) liberated the town of Ledegem in Belgium, after which Martin…

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On Tuesday 20 November 2018, as part of Clare County Library’s Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series, Mary Clancy (NUIG) delivered a lecture entitled ‘Women and the vote in 1918’ at Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. This will explore women’s activism, especially in the west of Ireland, in 1918. The lecture took place at 6.30pm. From Century…

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On Thursday 18 October a new six-part public lecture series entitled  ‘1918 and the New Europe’ began at Trinity College Dublin. The lecture series  will hear from national and international experts who will re-examine the significance of 1918 as the beginning of a new European order. The series will focus on the collapsing empires and the…

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On Friday 16 November 2018, as part of Clare County Library’s Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series, Joe Power delivered a lecture entitled ‘The Great War and Clare’ at Ennistymon Public Library. This talk explored how the Great War impacted upon Ireland, particularly Co. Clare. The lecture took place at 6.30pm. Learn more about Clare men…

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