Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919- 1921 Working in collaboration with Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University, Monaghan County Museum has published a new booklet to accompany their exhibition (link to the booklet below):   Using stunning imagery, objects, film and first-hand accounts as well as new research into the history of the conflict in Monaghan.…

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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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Kilkenny Library Local Studies Decade of Centenaries Schools Outreach Project Kilkenny Library’s Local Studies Department is currently running a workshop series for Senior Cycle students around the county. The Local Studies service has engaged Finbar Dwyer, creator of the popular Irish History Podcast, to present a workshop on using primary sources for History projects. Funded…

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Wexford and the War of Independence: who died and why? a lecture with Professor Eunan O’Halpin Thursday, October 24th in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy at 7.00pm.    This will be followed by a public consultation on how the next phase of the National Decade of Commemorations Programme should be commemorated in County Wexford.                                                                          This…

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The Louth County Council Festival of History, September 24-28th. This initiative is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.’ With a diverse range of speakers from the top of their fields, this Festival promises to be an exciting progression from last year.…

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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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Children’s Football Blitz as part of the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations programme and Heritage Week. Co. Kildare GAA and the Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations will mark the 100th anniversary of Co. Kildare’s victory on 28 September 1919 against Galway (2-5 to 0-1) with a Children’s Football Blitz. The event for girls and boys aged 10-12 years will be…

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