Conservation Conversation

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 7 – 8:15pm Unlocking the Past – Preserving the Future An online roundtable discussion organised by the Beyond 2022 Project supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub. Leading conservators from the Core Partner institutions within the Beyond 2022 research programme discuss the challenge of safeguarding historical documents and show how extraordinary new technologies are unlocking…

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Archives and Memory, North and South

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 7 – 8:15pmFrom the 1690s to 1922, the role of Chief Secretary of Ireland evolved to become the most important administrator in the country. Archives North and South reveals the benefits of deepening archival collaboration by examining the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and its significant pre-1900 Chief Secretaries’ collections, alongside the National Archives…

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Beyond 2022

The Inside the Railings: A Portrait of Life within the Public Record Office of Ireland event which took place in the Appeal Court, the Four Courts on Thursday, 14 April can be found by following the link here: Dr Ciarán Wallace, Deputy Director of Beyond 2022, and the Department’s Zoë Reid, Keeper at the National Archives, were…

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The Handover of Dublin Castle: A Centenary Conference

On 16 January 1922 the Provisional Government took possession of Dublin Castle. This conference explores the significance of this moment. The conference, which is part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, will explore the immediate reactions, the expected consequences, and the implications of this dramatic shift in the centre of power. Speakers will consider the…

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The Terror War

 The Terror War Author, historian and public speaker Joe Connell will discuss the effects of the actions of both sides of the Irish War of Independence, during which the British and the Irish sides often reflected one another. They both did well in some areas, and were deficient in others.  Further, it must be emphasised that both…

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Seán Russell and the IRA

Seán Russell and the IRA Worthy successor of Tone and Casement? For over half a century, the statue of IRA Chief-of-Staff Seán Russell in Fairview Park has been both a flashpoint of controversy and site of devoted Irish republican pilgrimage. But who was this key IRA figure of the early 20th century – and what…

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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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Custom House Talks: Dan Head

Dan Head – the boy in the picture. On May 25th, 1921, the last major action by the IRA in the War of Independence took place when almost 300 men and many women took part in an attack on Dublin’s Custom House, the financial heart of British rule in Ireland, intent on burning all documentation…

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