Munster

Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre   Tuesday, 17th September 2019 DeValera Library, Ennis at 1pm and Shannon Library at 6pm   A War of Independence story that no one has told.   This play is a jolt back in time to a…

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Guerrilla War in Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Lecture: ‘Guerrilla War in Clare’ by Dr. Joe Power DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm, Tuesday, 17th September 2019.   Dr Joe Power is a historian who specialises in local history with many published titles to his name on various aspects of Clare history including…

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History Ireland Hedge School: The War of Independence in Co Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event on Saturday, 14th September 2019 History Ireland Hedge School The War of Independence in Co Clare David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish Life 1913-1921: provincial experience of war and revolution (1977) reassessed. Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis at 2 – 3.15pm Clare County Library presents a History…

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The Daniel O’Connell 2019 Summer School

The Daniel O’Connell Summer School takes place in the Library, Cahersiveen on Friday 23rdAugust and in Derrynane House, Caherdaniel on Saturday 24th August 2019. The School highlights the legacy of Daniel O’Connell, nationally and internationally, explores issues of importance to O’Connell and which are still relevant today and celebrates the rich traditions and folklore of O’Connell’s native South…

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West Cork History Festival

This year the West Cork History Festival runs from 8th to 11th August. The Festival will open on Friday 9th August @ 6.30pm with former Taoiseach John Bruton in conversation with Carl Dinnen, ITV News political correspondent, on a range of the historical topics that the Festival will cover. Those topics cover local, national and international history. On Saturday…

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“By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still”

Tuesday, 16th April 2019: A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries Lecture “By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still”: Commandant Joseph Barrett (1888-1971)    by Dr Paul O’Brien. DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm. A talk about the recently discovered Archive of Joe Barrett of Kilrush and Darragh, Ballyea. Barrett was…

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Limerick Soviet 100: A Festival of Art and Activism

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A SOVIET IN LIMERICK… In April 1919 a general strike shook Limerick to its core. For two weeks workers took over the city, controlling food production and prices, and creating their own police force and currency. They were fighting against the imposition of martial law by the British Army,…

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23 February 2019: Launch of MSPC Brigade Activity Reports, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin 6

On Saturday 23 February 2019 the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection took place at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation…

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