21-22 July 2017: ‘Southern Irish loyalism in context’, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare

On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July 2017 Maynooth University hosted an international conference on ‘Southern Irish loyalism in context’. This two-day event brought together scholars interested in Irish loyalism before, during, and after the Irish Revolution (c. 1913–23). Independence for twenty-six counties and partition formalised an already clear separation between Irish loyalists on either…

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18 May 2017: Launch of ‘County Louth and the Irish revolution, 1912-1923’, Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, Dundalk, Co. Louth

On 18 May 2017 Irish Academic Press presented the second launch of County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923, edited by Donal Hall and Martin Maguire. This new multi-author local history of the county during the revolutionary period explores the local activism of the IRA, and how revolution was experienced by rural and urban labourers, republicans,…

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11 May 2017: Launch of ‘County Louth and the Irish revolution, 1912-1923’, Millmount Museum, Drogheda, Co. Louth

On May 2017 Irish Academic Press presented the first launch of County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923, edited by Donal Hall and Martin Maguire. This new multi-author local history of the county during the revolutionary period explores the local activism of the IRA, and how revolution was experienced by rural and urban labourers, republicans, the…

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30 March 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘Education, outreach and creativity’, DiverseCity Partnership, Derry-Londonderry

On Thursday 30 March 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the third and final of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising…

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15 March 2017: Launch of ‘Winnie and George’, Belfast City Hall, Belfast

On Wednesday 15 March 2017, as part of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme, Belfast City Hall hosted the launch of Alison Murphy’s Winnie and George: an unlikely union. This joint biography explores the unlikely marriage between the Republican and 1916 veteran Winifred Carney, a Catholic, and her husband George McBride, a UVF and British Army veteran…

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24 February 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘District councils & museum services’, PRONI, Belfast

On Friday 24 February 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the second of three ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising and the…

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17 February 2017: Irish Legal History Society Spring Discourse: ‘The Irish Convention’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Friday 17 February 2017 John F. Larkin QC (NI Attorney-General) presented the Irish Legal History Society Spring Discourse on ‘The Irish Convention’. This was the forum established in 1917 to facilitate negotiations between Irish unionists and constitutional nationalists, to explore the basis for an agreement that would permit the implementation of Home Rule; it…

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16 February 2017: ‘On the brink: the politics of conflict. Share the learning’ seminar, Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, 47 Glanarm Road, Larne, Co. Antrim BT401DT

On 16 February 2017 Mid-Antrim Museums Service in association with Causeway Museums Service presented a one-day seminar entitled ‘On the brink: the politics of conflict. Share the learning’ seminar, This is the final seminar for the ‘On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914- 16’, a three-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and…

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