Lecture Series

2 March 2017: Glasnevin Trust/TCD Winter lecture: ‘Women of the Irish Revolution and India: Maud Gonne, Charlotte Despard, Mollie Woods, and the struggle for Indian independence in the 1930s’, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin 11

On Thursday 2 March 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin  presented the last in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Kate O’Malley (RIA Documents on Irish Foreign Policy)  presented a lecture entitled ”Women of the Irish Revolution and India: Maud Gonne, Charlotte Despard, Mollie Woods, and the struggle for…

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2 March 2017: Lecture on ‘Leinster’s sister: the sinking of the RMS Connaught’, Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

On Thursday 2 March the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, hosted a lecture by Philip Lecane entitled ‘Leinster’s sister: the sinking of the RMS Connaught‘. Originally built for the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, the Connaught was requisitioned for use by the Royal Navy during the First World War; the Connaught was sunk…

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20-24 February 2017: ‘The warp and weft of herstory: the 20th century history of the women of Newry and Mourne’, Newry and Mourne Museum, Co. Down

From Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2017 Newry and Mourne Museum hosted a series of afternoon lectures on the theme ‘The warp and weft of herstory: the 20th century history of the women of Newry and Mourne’. Topics included the history of women in the region during the twentieth century broadly, the revolutionary era, the…

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15 November 2016: ‘Atlas of the Irish revolution’ lecture: ‘Reflections on the changing historiography of the Irish Revolution’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 15 November 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the latest in a series of public lectures based on the forthcoming Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Prof. Gearoid Ó Tuathaigh (NUI Galway) delivered a lecture entitled ‘Reflections on the changing historiography of the Irish Revolution’. As with all major historical events and periods, the historiography…

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3 November 2016: ‘Women and the decade of commemorations’ seminar, Maynooth University, Kildare

On Thursday November 3 the All-island commemoration network hosted the final one-day symposium in the ‘Women and the decade of commemorations’ series, which was intended to broaden the commemorative perspective beyond an Irish context. There were plenary talks by Anna Reading (KCL), Stef Craps, Conor Mulvagh (UCD) and  Graham Dawson (Brighton),  and a roundtable discussion with…

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19 October 2016: Inspiration proclamation: Prof. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh in conversation, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 19 October 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the second in a  series of public interviews considering the relevance of the 1916 proclamation: is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document? A diverse and distinguished list of speakers will give their individual responses, in an interview series that…

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11 October 2011: ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ lecture series: ‘Burying the past or celebrating it: commemorating the Irish revolution’, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 11 October 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the second in a series of lectures based on the forthcoming Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Dr Roisín Higgins (Teeside) spoke on ‘Burying the past or celebrating it: commemorating the Irish revolution’. This lecture looks at the tangled history of commemorating the revolutionary period in Ireland.…

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6 October 2016: Lecture on ‘The archeological landscape of the War of Independence and Civil War’, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Thursday 6 October 2016 the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, presented a lecture in its series ‘The archaeology of a decade of war’, entitled ‘The archeological landscape of the War of Independence and Civil War’, by Damien Shiels (Rubicon). This was hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916…

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14 September 2016: ‘Atlas of the Irish revolution’ lecture: ‘Players or patriots? The Gaelic Athletics Association and the 1916 Rising’, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 14 September 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the first in a series of lectures based on the forthcoming Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Dr Richard McElligott (UCD) spoke on ‘Players or Patriots? The Gaelic Athletic Association and the 1916 Rising’. On the eve of the Rising, the GAA was one of the…

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