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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Irish Military Seminar

5th Irish Military Seminar (2021) The Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee are pleased to present the 5th annual Irish Military Seminar. The 2021 programme of free events is taking place online due to the current public health guidelines. The War of Independence, World War I, Strongbow and the extensive collections of the Military Archives are…

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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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Artist-in-Residence Programme

Minister Martin announces new Artist-in-Residence Programme as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme Image: NLI – 31/10/1920 Protest honouring Terence MacSwiney New York Minister Catherine Martin T.D. has announced a new Artist-in-Residence scheme to create new works to encourage public engagement with the Decade of Centenaries and institutions. Artists will be invited to reflect…

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Kildare Decade of Commemorations

Kildare Decade of Commemorations Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award 2021 Individual artists, art groups, and community projects from Co Kildare may apply for the Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award, 2021, for artistic and creative community-led responses based on some of the themes set out below. An award of €7,500 will be made. It is envisaged that…

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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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