5 November 2016: Lecture on ‘Veterans in an emerging state’, Strokestown Park House, Co. Roscommon

On Saturday 5 November Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society hosted a lecture at  Strokestown Park House by Patrick Hugh Lynch, entitled ‘Veterans in an Emerging State’ . This discussed the experience of returning veterans of the First World War in the post-1918 period. The lecture took place at 12pm in the Old Gymnasium, Strokestown Park…

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15-16 September 2016: ‘Revolutionaries in their own right: Irish women in war and revolution’, Strokestown Park House, Co. Roscommon

On Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September 2016 the Irish Heritage Trust, in partnership with Roscommon County Library, hosted a two day seminar entitled ‘Revolutionaries in their own right: Irish women in war and revolution’, held at Strokestown Park House, Co. Roscommon. The event  looked at the changing roles and lives of women during the decade 1912-22.…

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14 August 2016: ‘Writing the past: an afternoon with Dermot Bolger and Donal O’Kelly’, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

On Sunday 14 August 2016  the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo hosted a rare performance by the award winning playwright and actor, Donal O’Kelly, of his one-man 50 minute play, Hairy Jaysus, which examines Francis Sheehy-Skeffington’s legacy as viewed through the eyes of a Dublin street beggar today. The performance…

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