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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Dara McGrath: For Those That Tell No Tale 24 April – 29 August 2021 Crawford Art Gallery announces Dara McGrath’s forthcoming exhibition ‘For Those That Tell No Tales’ as part of the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme and will open as an online exhibition 24 April. Through 60 photographic works, McGrath explores the powerful living…

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A short video by Cllr Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen, Mayor of Kerry, explains the events of the Headford Ambush of March 1921, the largest engagement between British forces and the IRA to take place in Kerry during the War of Independence. Available to view *here* A short article *here* by John Gibney gives some more detail on…

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It is Cork City Council’s aim that the Commemoration will help us learn more about contemporary society, by giving us a deeper understanding of how Irish society was shaped by our past. It will focus on the role of community in the city of Cork, to re-affirm the city’s community ties, with family orientated events that…

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Unique community initiative in Cahir celebrates International Women’s Day People of the town wake up to surprise installation overnight. Cahir, 8 March 2021 – In a unique community initiative, compliant with COVID-19 restrictions and supported by Tipperary County Council and Cahir Social and Historical Society, Cahir is today celebrating International Women’s Day. By stealth and under…

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The night of the 6/7 March 1921 was, in the words of historian Thomas Toomey, ‘one of the most tragic in the tortured history of Limerick city and county during the period 1919-1921’.   Between 11.30pm and 1.30am, three men – the Mayor of Limerick George Clancy, his immediate predecessor, Michael O’Callaghan, and an IRA…

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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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Decade of Centenaries Arts Project Awards 2021 from Clare County Council Applications encouraged from community, historical and commemorative and tidy towns groups who wish to commemorate events in Clare during 1921. Deadline for applications [FIND HERE] Friday 5th February.

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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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