Legacy: Stories from the Civil War

The freedom fighters of the War of Independence are torn apart by the Treaty. As Civil War looms over the country the people of Louth and Meath choose an alternative vision for their future. The most extraordinary moment in this period of history is recaptured in a live dramatic interpretation devised with community performers.  Details…

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Mayo Civil War Seminar

Mayo County Council is holding a major seminar on the Civil War on Saturday, October 8th  as part of its Decade of Centenaries Programme. This will be a day-long series of talks on various aspects of the Civil War, held in Castlebar Courthouse. This seminar is part of the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival. There will be talks…

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Kildare County Council Commemorative Activities 

New Publication – A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare, 1922-1924 The Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme has produced a new publication detailing many of the events that took place throughout County Kildare during the Civil War period. An event will take place in Kildare Town Community Library at 7.30PM on 1…

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A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924

Launch of A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924 to take place in Maynooth Library on 18 August 2022 ‘We fought until we could fight no longer’ Art O’Connor, T.D., Kildare South As part of Kildare County Council’s Heritage Week programme, Cllr Pádraig McEvoy, chairperson of the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations…

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THE SIEGE OF WATERFORD – A Centenary Commemoration

SATURDAY JULY 16TH AT WATERFORD TREASURES MEDIEVAL MUSEUM, AV THEATRE (Group of Free State soldiers outside Granville Hotel with mine. Image reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Ireland) PROGRAMME 2pm                      Welcome  Cllr. John O’Leary, Mayor Waterford City and County Council 2.10 pm               The Siege of Waterford, July 1922 A Centenary Commemoration Talk by…

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The Royal Munster Fusiliers

In collaboration with Cork Public Museum, the students of University CollegeCork Museum Studies programme are launching a new featured exhibition, The RoyalMunster Fusiliers: A Forgotten Regiment? to celebrate the centenary of the regiment’sdisbandment in July 1922. The Royal Munster Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment in the British armythat formed in 1881, though their roots…

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Carlow Co Co Decade of Centenaries

We are delighted to announce that the latest episode in the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Video Series premiered on Thursday evening, 14 April, at 8pm, on our YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/WINPhJxk4T0 In this episode Dr. Shay Kinsella speaks to Carlow Libraries’ Christopher Power, and outlines the origins and impact of County Carlow’s journey to Independence.…

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