A new publication by Patrick O’Sullivan Greene, from Eastwood Books, offers a fascinating account of Michael Collin’s entrepreneurial approach to building the new Irish State. Featured below is a short extract. The book is available to buy *here* Extract from Crowdfunding the Revolution: Terence MacSwiney: Forgotten role in the success of the First Dáil Loan…

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‘Changing Times’ Loughrea Memorial Group Virtual Conference 5th November A great programme of talks from 1.00 – 4.30pm here on their Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/Galway-Beo-102500174744778 This conference ‘Changing Times’ has been organised by Galway County Council’s Heritage Office in partnership with Loughrea Memorial Group.

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A new TG4 programme (full details below) examines the use of sexual violence against women, a topic covered by a History Ireland Hedge School Nov 2019, available to listen *here* Also covered in the History Ireland Nov/Dec 2019 issue Cogadh ar Mhná TG4 Wednesday September 23rd at 9.30pm YouTube clip: https://youtu.be/1dZCT9Wpiok Why is it that…

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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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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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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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Tuesday, 16th April 2019: A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries Lecture “By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still”: Commandant Joseph Barrett (1888-1971)    by Dr Paul O’Brien. DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm. A talk about the recently discovered Archive of Joe Barrett of Kilrush and Darragh, Ballyea. Barrett was…

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On Saturday 23 February 2019 the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection took place at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation…

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