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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The War of Independence in Dublin Port and inner city

Dublin Port Co. & East Wall History Group present a free online lecture series to mark the Centenary of the battle that took place at the London and North Western Hotel at the North Wall, Dublin on April 11th, 1921. Registration is required, with limited spaces available across five dates throughout April & May. For more information…

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Minister Catherine Martin announces 5 new Artists-in-Residence under the Decade of Centenaries Programme

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin T.D. has announced 5 selected artists-in-residence under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme. The Department scheme underpinning the selection is a partnership with the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the National Archives, the Military Archives and Beyond 2022|Ireland’s…

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NI Centenary Talks Programme 2021

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

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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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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Decade of Centenaries Schools Irish History Competition for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2021

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 with Michael Foley

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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Crowdfunding the Revolution

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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