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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Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919- 1921 Working in collaboration with Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University, Monaghan County Museum has published a new booklet to accompany their exhibition (link to the booklet below):   Using stunning imagery, objects, film and first-hand accounts as well as new research into the history of the conflict in Monaghan.…

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The Year 1920 – Irish Trailblazers, National and International A special lunchtime event, hosted online by Dr Sinéad McCoole, on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 You are invited to attend this lunchtime lecture, which takes place online next Tuesday, 22nd September, from 1 pm to 2 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. You can…

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