National Concert Hall

National Concert Hall Presents Treaty: Songs With Lisa O’Neill, Gemma Dunleavy, John Spillane, Karan Casey, Maija Sofia, Duke Special, Jonathan Nangle & Crash Ensemble and more to be announced. Special guest Christy Moore Saturday 11th December, 8pm December 1921 saw Irish representatives gather to debate the Anglo-Irish Treaty at the Kevin Barry Rooms at Earlsfort…

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‘Poetry as Commemoration’

‘Poetry as Commemoration’ – A new partnership for the Decade of Centenaries with the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at University College Dublin (UCD) Library The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., today announced a new initiative under the Creative Imagination Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023– ‘Poetry…

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Dublin Festival of History

Problematic statues, gender history in Ireland, and why we’re obsessed with death: Dublin Festival of History announces its 2021 programme – The free festival will run from 20th September until 10th October, with a mix of in-person and online events – What does the recent Mother and Baby Homes Report tell us about gender history…

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‘Admirals for a Day’: Take-over of the Kildare Street club by the anti-Treaty Republicans in May 1922

Wednesday 5 May, 7.30pm Cormac  O’Malley will read an unpublished humorous but historic vignette written in 1935 by his War of Independence father, General Ernie O’Malley, called ‘Admirals for a Day’. Following the reading, Cormac O’Malley and Charles Lysaght will discuss the takeover of the Kildare Street Club (KSC) by Republican soldiers in May 1922 just…

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Minister Catherine Martin announces 5 new Artists-in-Residence under the Decade of Centenaries Programme

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin T.D. has announced 5 selected artists-in-residence under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme. The Department scheme underpinning the selection is a partnership with the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the National Archives, the Military Archives and Beyond 2022|Ireland’s…

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Artist-in-Residence Programme

Minister Martin announces new Artist-in-Residence Programme as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme Image: NLI – 31/10/1920 Protest honouring Terence MacSwiney New York Minister Catherine Martin T.D. has announced a new Artist-in-Residence scheme to create new works to encourage public engagement with the Decade of Centenaries and institutions. Artists will be invited to reflect…

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Decade of Centenaries Local Legacies Programme in 2020

Louth 1920 Online Archives Exhibition 1920 was yet another momentous year in the Decade of Centenaries. With the War of Independence raging, all-island local elections were held, which were the first elections in Ireland to use Proportional Representation. Much of what occurred during this significant period in Irish history took place at a local level…

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MOVED ONLINE: Hindsight 2020 – a new history festival

 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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100 Years of Women in Politics and Political Life

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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