26 January 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘Grassroots activity’, Lurgan, Co. Antrim

On Thursday 26 January 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the first of their ‘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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23 September-8 October 2016: Dublin Festival of History

The 2016 Dublin Festival of History took place from 23 September to 8 October 2016. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted in 2013, and consists of a wide range of events: a series of lectures and discussions hosted in Dublin Castle Printworks; walking tours, public talks hosted in Dublin…

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13 April 2016: Lecture: ‘Mobilising the masses: the politicisation of the Donegal population before Easter 1916’, Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

On Wednesday 13 April Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, hosted a public lecture by Dr. Arlene Crampsie (UCD) entitled ‘Mobilising the masses: the politicisation of the Donegal population before Easter 1916. This explored the factors behind the widespread politicisation of the Donegal population, examine the activities that took place in the county at this…

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12 April 1916: ‘Loyal Dublin, 1916-2016’, Dublin Orange Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

On Tuesday 12 April 2016 Dublin Orange Hall, Ballsbridge, hosted a presentation entitled ‘Loyal Dublin, 1916-2016: Dublin Orangeism and loyalist during the rebellion years’. This explored the experience of the Protestant and unionist communities, and the Orange Order, in Dublin during the revolutionary period 1912-23. From History Ireland: Quincey Dougan on Dublin’s Loyal Volunteers.

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7 December 2015: Panel discussion and book launch of ‘Trinity in war and revolution’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Monday 7 December 2015 Chief Justice Susan Denham launched Trinity in war and revolution, 1912-1923, by Tomás Irish, lecturer in Modern History at Swansea University. The book, published by the Royal Irish Academy, tells the story of how TCD was involved in, and affected by, the Irish revolution of 1912-1923. Thousands of Trinity students and graduates…

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18 November 2015: Publication of ‘Irish Times’ supplement ‘Dragons stirring: Ireland six months before the Rising’

On Wednesday 18 November The Irish Times published the latest in its series of ‘Century’ special supplements, with the support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The supplement was entitled Dragons stirring: Ireland six months before the Rising. As noted by Patrick Smyth in his introduction, the focus of the supplement is ‘an attempt to…

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18 November 2015: ‘The decade of commemorations: showcasing resources and new pathways for research’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On 18 November Trinity College Dublin hosted a workshop entitled ‘The decade of commemorations: showcasing resources and new pathways for research’ This was  part of the Library of Trinity College Dublin’s ‘The library of the future; the future of the library programme of activities for 2015-16. The lunchtime event introduced a series of innovative initiatives…

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13-14 November 2015: ‘1916 Roadshow’, Waterford Treasures Museum, Waterford

On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November Waterford Treasures hosted a ‘1916 Roadshow’ as part of the preparations for a permanent exhibition to commemorate the 1916 Rising. They were particularly interested in hearing from relatives of members of the following organisations in Waterford prior to 1922: Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League); Sinn Féin; Cumann na mBan; Na Fianna Éireann;…

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31 October 2015: ‘Revolutionary Decade Roadshow’, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

On Saturday 31 October Waterford City and Council, in association with University College Cork, organised a ‘Revolutionary Decade Roadshow’  in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, from 11am. to 4pm. The event consisted of a wide range of displays, performances, presentations and consultations relating to the revolutionary period (1913-23). Click here for full details. From the National Archives…

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20 October 2015: Public Lecture by Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford): ‘Historians and the memory of the Irish Revolution’, Trinity College Dublin

On Tuesday 20 October Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford) gave the 2015 Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, entitled “‘An inheritance from our forefathers?’ Historians and the memory of the Irish Revolution”. Prof. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and is currently Parnell Fellow at the University of Cambridge.…

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