Munster

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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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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