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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Wexford and the War of Independence: who died and why? a lecture with Professor Eunan O’Halpin Thursday, October 24th in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy at 7.00pm.    This will be followed by a public consultation on how the next phase of the National Decade of Commemorations Programme should be commemorated in County Wexford.                                                                          This…

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Lecture Series by Joseph E. A. Connell MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER TALLAGHT LIBRARY 6.30PM TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER CLONDALKIN LIBRARY 7PM WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER LUCAN LIBRARY 7PM THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER BRAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ROYAL HOTEL, BRAY 8PM If success can be defined as doing more with less, Michael Collins must be counted as among the great guerrilla…

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Re-thinking the Revolution? Annual Seminar of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups   Date: 12 October 2019 Venue: Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Time: 11.00 – 1.00 p.m. Free Event.   Launch of the CD ‘Songs from the Short Grass’ by Darren Brereton and friends. This is an album of Kildare songs…

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In March 2019 Glasnevin Trust, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, is hosting its annual Spring lecture series on the theme of ‘Social History and the Irish Revolution’ every Wednesday evening in March at 7.00pm. The first lecture in the series was delivered by Prof. Linda Connolly (Maynooth…

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