Some news from Cork County Council: Date/Time: Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 19:30 Event: Illustrated Lecture: The Burning of Cork Location: Contact Kieran (kierangroeger@mac.com ) if you wish to attend any or all of the talks. A link will then be posted to you the night before each talk. All talks are on Zoom and…

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020 Minister Martin announces funding of €50,000 for every local authority in 2021 under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., today announced funding of €1.75 million for local authorities in 2021 to support their leading role in developing community-led…

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Louth 1920 Online Archives Exhibition 1920 was yet another momentous year in the Decade of Centenaries. With the War of Independence raging, all-island local elections were held, which were the first elections in Ireland to use Proportional Representation. Much of what occurred during this significant period in Irish history took place at a local level…

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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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