Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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Introduction Commemoration of historical events often reflects the time period in which the commemoration takes place. How we remember our history is influenced by contemporary politics and social mores.   Research on the men and women who fought for and led Ireland towards independence has been renewed in the last two decades, as the centenary of…

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 Hindsight 2020 20-22 March, The Courthouse, Kells Hinterland (Festival of Literature and Arts) is collaborating with The History Show on RTE Radio 1 in a new festival of history, Hindsight. The first one will be in the new Courthouse venue in Kells, and will focus on aspects of the War of Independence. Four talks  will…

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Glasnevin Cemetery Spring Lecture Series The Spring Lecture Series is produced in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, School of History and Humanities.   Location: The Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Price: €6.00 for one lecture or €20.00 for a series ticket. ———————————————————————————— Lecture 1: Archives, ashes and amnesia: the life, death and resurrection of Public Record Office of Ireland.…

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Monaghan County Museum presents: ‘Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919-1921’ Launching 20th February @ 7.30pm. ‘O’Duffy gave orders to light the fuse. The explosion went off successfully. There was a shower of slates and paper floating over the area’. The Monaghan Brigade of the IRA, under the command of Eoin O’Duffy, who successfully attacked a Royal Irish…

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