Irish Travellers / Minceģirs and the State 1922 – 2022: the Struggle for Equality

This two-day conference will examine Irish Travellers’ experiences of discrimination since the foundation of the state, paying particular attention to the state’s role in perpetuating disadvantage. It will be a multi-disciplinary and participative conference, with presentations in a variety of formats, and featuring local, national and international perspectives. There will be contributions from Traveller /…

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Exploring the Civil War in Sligo

‘Exploring the Civil War in Sligo’  on Thursday 22nd September at 8pm in the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo is a journey with four local historians, whose published works deal with the period. It gives an overview of the Civil War in Sligo and deals with specific aspects of it. Speakers include Dr Michael Farry, Cian Harte, Dr Padraig Deignan and Dr…

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Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022

Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022 exhibition commemorates 100 years of An Garda Síochána serving the people of County Galway. “The Garda Síochána will succeed not by force of arms or numbers, but on their moral authority as servants of the people.” – Michael Staines, Garda Commissioner, 1922 A new exhibition entitled Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022…

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Rough Beast

Galway Music Residency is delighted to present the World Premiere of ‘Rough Beast’, an exclusive performance marking the 1921 Centenary, in association with The Contemporary Music Centre, on Saturday 27th November at 8pm in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway.  ‘Rough Beast’, a new work by Irish composer Rhona Clarke, is part of the Arts in…

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Encounters with Jack B. Yeats

To mark the occasion of Jack B Yeats 150th anniversary, The Model presented a new six-episode Podcast series, called Encounters with Jack B Yeats. The series featured rediscovered original audio of Yeats in conversation with curator Thomas MacGreevy; re-enacted source material by Yeats’ peer, the writer and activist Dorothy Macardle; alongside contemporary responses by artists Ruth Clinton…

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Quis Separabit? The Connaught Rangers through time and history’

‘Quis Separabit? The Connaught Rangers through time and history’This online conference is funded by the Commemorations Unit, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the community strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme and Galway County Council.The conference will go live on Saturday 25 September at 1pm and will be available…

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Listowel Police Mutiny of June 1920

Conor McNamara, Galway County Council Historian in Residence, explores the career of Jeremiah Mee and the events surrounding the Listowel Police Mutiny of June 1920 when Mee and fourteen fellow RIC refused to hand over their police barracks to the British military. Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJeTLxhB5o

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Dr Conor McNamara: Galway County Council Historian-in-Residence for 2021

Galway County Council Appoints Historian-in-Residence for 2021 As part of its commitment to the current programme of commemorative events connected with the ongoing Decade of Commemorations 2013–2023, Galway County Council is delighted to announce that Dr Conor McNamara has been appointed to the position of Historian-in-Residence for 2021. The decade 1913-1923 was one of the…

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