NI Centenary Talks Programme 2021 As part of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Centenary Programme, marking 100 years since the foundation of Northern Ireland, we are pleased to announce a new series of talks.  The programme reflects on a range of Centenary-related themes, including history, sports, industry, the arts and identity, and feature Dr Éamon Phoenix,…

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WOMEN’S VOICES FROM THE PAST- Revolutionary Times Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre and the Museum and Heritage Service of Derry City and Strabane District Council have commissioned and produced a series of six short video pieces which highlight the experiences of women during the Revolutionary Period (1919-1923). These videos provide snapshots of the…

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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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As part of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ commemorations, the Department of Education is inviting schools and students at all levels of primary and post-primary schools across Ireland, in the 2020/2021 school year, to enter the annual schools’ history competition. The selected themes have a particular link to events of a century ago across the island of…

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Interview on Bloody Sunday with author of The Bloodied Field Michael Foley that took place as part of the Irish Military Seminar in Newbridge recently.   This talk was supported by the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative. The…

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A new publication by Patrick O’Sullivan Greene, from Eastwood Books, offers a fascinating account of Michael Collin’s entrepreneurial approach to building the new Irish State. Featured below is a short extract. The book is available to buy *here* Extract from Crowdfunding the Revolution: Terence MacSwiney: Forgotten role in the success of the First Dáil Loan…

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Historian John Dorney and New Island Books have very kindly shared a short extract from John’s new book, Peace After the Final Battle. The book is available to buy *here* Extract: By the winter of 1920, following the deployment of British reinforcements in the form ‘Black and Tan’ recruits to the RIC and the Auxiliary…

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‘Changing Times’ Loughrea Memorial Group Virtual Conference 5th November A great programme of talks from 1.00 – 4.30pm here on their Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/Galway-Beo-102500174744778 This conference ‘Changing Times’ has been organised by Galway County Council’s Heritage Office in partnership with Loughrea Memorial Group.

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