Peace After the Final Battle

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

‘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 War of Independence

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

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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Sexual violence in Revolutionary Ireland

A new TG4 programme (full details below) examines the use of sexual violence against women, a topic covered by a History Ireland Hedge School Nov 2019, available to listen *here* Also covered in the History Ireland Nov/Dec 2019 issue Cogadh ar Mhná TG4 Wednesday September 23rd at 9.30pm YouTube clip: https://youtu.be/1dZCT9Wpiok Why is it that…

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A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson

A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson On Saturday 19 September, the Castleconnell Historical Society will unveil a plaque to the Irish revolutionary, Quaker and publisher, Bulmer Hobson. The event will happen in the garden of #1 The Tontines, Castleconnell, the house where Hobson died in his sleep on 8 August 1969. Born in Belfast in…

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Women on Wednesday: Margaret Buckley

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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