Local Authority Events

Co. Kildare 1919 All Ireland Football Final Centenary Commemorative Event

Children’s Football Blitz as part of the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations programme and Heritage Week. Co. Kildare GAA and the Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations will mark the 100th anniversary of Co. Kildare’s victory on 28 September 1919 against Galway (2-5 to 0-1) with a Children’s Football Blitz. The event for girls and boys aged 10-12 years will be…

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21 January 2019: ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil’, Galway/Claregalway, Co. Galway

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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1 December 2018: ‘Waterford in 1918: The contribution of Cathal Brugha’, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

On Saturday 1 December 2018 a conference on Waterford in 1918: The Contribution of Cathal Brugha took place in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, to explore the contribution of Cathal Brugha (1874-1922) to Waterford and national politics. While Brugha is well known as a prominent figure at a national level during the Irish Revolution, his connections with …

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24 November 2018: ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’, Birr, Co. Offaly

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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19 November 2018: ‘100 years of women’s votes’, Sligo

On Monday 19 November 2018 a seminar entitled ‘100 years of women’s votes’, to commemorate the achievement of women’s suffrage in 1918, and to explore the place of women in politics today took place at The Model, Sligo. Speakers will include Carole Coleman, Helen Pankhurst, and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington; follow this link for the full programme. From…

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