Hindsight 2020 20-22 March, The Courthouse, Kells Hinterland (Festival of Literature and Arts) is collaborating with The History Show on RTE Radio 1 in a new festival of history, Hindsight. The first one will be in the new Courthouse venue in Kells, and will focus on aspects of the War of Independence. Four talks  will…

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An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland First broadcast April 1960 An excellent piece of oral history as men and women recount their experiences of ‘The Burning of Cork.‘   https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2011/0304/646642-radio-documentary-the-burning-of-cork-ireland/

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1. A celebration of Irish women In the Royal Irish Academy, with an exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day. Free entry. 2. The Unmanageable Revolutionaries @ Museum of Literature Ireland, 6.30pm Margaret Skinnider, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Dorothy Macardle – a 1916 sniper and trade unionist, a suffragette and republican political activist, a…

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Lecture: Fake News and the War of Independence Tuesday 10 March, 7pm in the National Library at 7 Kildare Street. Speaker: Michael B. Barry, Author and historian An exploration of the attempts at disinformation by the Dublin Castle authorities, as the struggle for Independence gained in intensity. This is the third lecture in a series…

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Glasnevin Cemetery Spring Lecture Series The Spring Lecture Series is produced in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, School of History and Humanities.   Location: The Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Price: €6.00 for one lecture or €20.00 for a series ticket. ———————————————————————————— Lecture 1: Archives, ashes and amnesia: the life, death and resurrection of Public Record Office of Ireland.…

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100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life – a ‘pop-up’ museum in Dublin Castle and a programme of events until May.  This ‘pop-up’ museum was launched in December 2018, by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD on the centenary of the landmark 1918 General Election.  Legislation passed earlier that…

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Monaghan County Museum presents: ‘Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919-1921’ Launching 20th February @ 7.30pm. ‘O’Duffy gave orders to light the fuse. The explosion went off successfully. There was a shower of slates and paper floating over the area’. The Monaghan Brigade of the IRA, under the command of Eoin O’Duffy, who successfully attacked a Royal Irish…

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