A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson On Saturday 19 September, the Castleconnell Historical Society will unveil a plaque to the Irish revolutionary, Quaker and publisher, Bulmer Hobson. The event will happen in the garden of #1 The Tontines, Castleconnell, the house where Hobson died in his sleep on 8 August 1969. Born in Belfast in…

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 Hindsight 2020 20-22 March, The Courthouse, Kells Hinterland (Festival of Literature and Arts) is collaborating with The History Show on RTE Radio 1 in a new festival of history, Hindsight. The first one will be in the new Courthouse venue in Kells, and will focus on aspects of the War of Independence. Four talks  will…

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1. A celebration of Irish women In the Royal Irish Academy, with an exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day. Free entry. 2. The Unmanageable Revolutionaries @ Museum of Literature Ireland, 6.30pm Margaret Skinnider, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Dorothy Macardle – a 1916 sniper and trade unionist, a suffragette and republican political activist, a…

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100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life – a ‘pop-up’ museum in Dublin Castle and a programme of events until May.  This ‘pop-up’ museum was launched in December 2018, by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD on the centenary of the landmark 1918 General Election.  Legislation passed earlier that…

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Pat Walsh Memorial Field Trip 14th March [FULLY BOOKED] Field trip taking in many of the historic sites around East Tipperary and West Kilkenny during the War of Independence. Including Drangan Barracks attack, Mullinahone, Nine mile house ambush, Hugginstown Barrack attack, Garryricken ambush. As we will have many of the older generation (some sons and…

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In this public symposium, contributors to the Irish Revolution series, published by Four Courts Press, will consider the various experiences of the Irish Revolution at a county level, explain the challenges involved in researching and writing from this perspective, and reflect on how their work has enhanced our understanding of Ireland between 1912 and 1923.   Sat,…

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The Pat Walsh Memorial Society (Kilkenny) held several events this year, including the parade held during the Pat Walsh Memorial Weekend (2019 parade in picture)   Captain Patrick Walsh DUNNAMAGGIN B. COY. 8th Batt. Kilkenny Brigade I.R.A.         The circumstances of Pat Walsh’s death can be read in Kilkenny: In Times of…

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Kilkenny Library Local Studies Decade of Centenaries Schools Outreach Project Kilkenny Library’s Local Studies Department is currently running a workshop series for Senior Cycle students around the county. The Local Studies service has engaged Finbar Dwyer, creator of the popular Irish History Podcast, to present a workshop on using primary sources for History projects. Funded…

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This conference explores the physical and psychological effects of war and conflict, at home and abroad, on the Irish population in 1919. Saturday, 9th November, 9.30am  – 5pm in the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Benburb Street Booking *here*. This conference is focused on life in Ireland in 1919, and coincides…

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