The War of Independence in Dublin Port and inner city

Dublin Port Co. & East Wall History Group present a free online lecture series to mark the Centenary of the battle that took place at the London and North Western Hotel at the North Wall, Dublin on April 11th, 1921. Registration is required, with limited spaces available across five dates throughout April & May. For more information…

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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Wednesday 5 May, 7.30pm Cormac  O’Malley will read an unpublished humorous but historic vignette written in 1935 by his War of Independence father, General Ernie O’Malley, called ‘Admirals for a Day’.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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Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative video

Fingal County Council has launched a commemorative documentary which is a fitting and lasting reminder of the amount of preparation and commitment local groups and Elected Representatives from Balbriggan put into the planning of the commemoration of the Sack of Balbriggan centenary, which occurred last year. More details *here* The video is available to view…

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Revolutionary Ireland with Lorcan Collins

Burning of the Custom House; May 1921 In this episode Lorcan Collins is joined by Mícheál Ó Doibhilín, Liz Gillis and Las Fallon, the organisers of the Burning of the Custom House Centenary Conference. The Custom House in Dublin was set on fire on 25 May 1921 and contributed to the declaration of a Truce…

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Inside the GPO

‘Inside the GPO’ by Colin Murphy Filmed by Fishamble: The New Play Company in 2016 & will be streamed 1-5th April 2021. Supported by Culture Ireland under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme Creative Imagination Strand. Tickets €10 (€5 conc) https://www.fishamble.com/itgpo.html

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History on your Doorstep

Dublin City Council’s Historians in Residence (HIRs) and historian Liz Gillis, have written a special commemorative edition of the popular series History on Your Doorstep dedicated to Bloody Sunday. The book is free and will be available to pick up in any Dublin City Library once public health restrictions permit branches to open again. An electronic (pdf) version…

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A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson

A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson On Saturday 19 September, the Castleconnell Historical Society will unveil a plaque to the Irish revolutionary, Quaker and publisher, Bulmer Hobson. The event will happen in the garden of #1 The Tontines, Castleconnell, the house where Hobson died in his sleep on 8 August 1969. Born in Belfast in…

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Bloody Sunday 1920-2020 @ GAA Museum Croke Park

GAA Museum announces plans to remember Bloody Sunday 100 years later.       Centenary events series launched to mark 100th anniversary of  Bloody Sunday atrocity at Croke Park. The GAA Museum at Croke Park has launched a poignant commemorative events series to mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday, the darkest day in the history of…

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