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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For Those That Tell No Tales

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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100th Year Anniversary of the Headford Ambush, Killarney

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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Cork 2021 Commemoration Fund

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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International Women’s Day Cahir

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 Limerick Curfew Murders 1921

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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