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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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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 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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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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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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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The destruction…

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