History, Storytelling and the 1916 Rising

History, Storytelling and the 1916 Rising –  In Conversation with Cilian Fennell – Creator & Producer of RTÉ’s Award-Winning Centenary (2016) Global Irish Network webinar Hosted by the Irish History Research Group, University of Edinburgh Wednesday 6 October 20217.00 pm BST/ 2.00 pm EST Zoom Followed by a Panel DiscussionSarah-Anne Buckley (NUIG)Roisín Higgins (Teesside)P. J. Mathews…

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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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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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Women on Wednesday: Margaret Buckley

Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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Women on Wednesday: Louisa Bennett

Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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Writing the Irish Revolution: counties in perspective

In this public symposium, contributors to the Irish Revolution series, published by Four Courts Press, will consider the various experiences of the Irish Revolution at a county level, explain the challenges involved in researching and writing from this perspective, and reflect on how their work has enhanced our understanding of Ireland between 1912 and 1923.   Sat,…

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Labour and the North and the National Question

History Ireland Hedge School @ Mechanics Institute, Galway (in association with the ICTU, the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, NUI Galway and supported the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) 8pm Friday 8th November Labour and the North and the National Question James Connolly, executed for his…

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Roger Casement Summer School

Roger Casement Summer School is an annual three day event devoted to exploring the life and times of Roger Casement and takes place at the Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire. Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2019. Tickets: €35 for whole summer school (includes free entry to social) or €10 per session. For more details…

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