2 Days in September

The play ‘2 Days in September’ will take place on Thursday, June 30th at the Attic Theatre at Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co Clare at 8pm. This is the story of the Rineen Ambush where a British Army convoy was ambushed by the Mid Clare Brigade of the IRA. The aftermath of the Ambush saw the revenge sacking, looting…

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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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Hunger Strike

Killorglin Archive Society presents the premiere of Hunger Strike, a play by Killorglin native, Máirín Cregan CYMS Hall, Killorglin March 24, 25, 26, 31st and April 1st & a Symposium  ‘The Civil War: local, regional and national perspectives’ on Saturday, March 26th 10am-1pm, St. Michael’s Church of Ireland Hall, Iveragh Road. Part of the KAS…

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‘BY EVERY MEANS AT OUR COMMAND’

NEW EXHIBITION AT CORK PUBLIC MUSUEM – FROM NOVEMBER 19th 2021 Cork City and County witnessed some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting during the War of Independence. Many of the military engagements in Cork had a significant impact on both the nature and outcome of the conflict. Cork Public Museum is delighted to announce…

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Negotiations: New Perspectives and Appraisals of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921-2021

Negotiating the Negotiations: New Perspectives and Appraisals of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921-2021 University College Cork School of History. Registration *here* October 2021 marks the centenary of the Anglo-Irish Conference held in London which lasted from 11 October to 6 December 1921.  The negotiations produced the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which created the Irish Free State following its approval…

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The Battle of Crossbarry, March 19th 1921

The War of Independence and Civil War had profound impacts on Irish people, both individually and collectively, not least in the county of Cork. It is estimated that over 700 people lost their lives in the county owing to this tumultuous period (1920 to 1923) and one hundred years later, groups throughout the county are undertaking…

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The Revolutionary Pat Keating of Comeragh

New Booklet on IRA Leader Pat Keating Launches on Friday 30th July March 2021 marked the 100-year anniversary of the death of local IRA leader Pat Keating during the War of Independence. Fatally wounded in the Burgery Ambush, Keating’s death at only 25 years of age was a blow to the local IRA movementhe had…

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Pat Walsh Centenary Commemoration

Pat Walsh: The Life and Legacy of an Irish Revolutionary Captain Pat Walsh and his comrade Seán Quinn both died following an encounter with Crown Forces on the hills of Tullaroan, Co Kilkenny in May 1921. The memorial group in Kilkenny have produced a one hour documentary on the life of Pat Walsh and will…

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NORTH KERRY WAR OF INDEPENDENCE LECTURE SERIES

NORTH KERRY WAR OF INDEPENDENCE LECTURE SERIES Despite the perception held for some time that Kerry was relatively inactive during the War of Independence, the first six months of 1921 in Listowel and North Kerry was a turbulent time. The very first day of the year witnessed the death of Listowel IRA volunteer and student…

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