Dublin City Council’s Historians in Residence (HIRs) and historian Liz Gillis, have written a special commemorative edition of the popular series History on Your Doorstep dedicated to Bloody Sunday. The book is free and will be available to pick up in any Dublin City Library once public health restrictions permit branches to open again. An electronic (pdf) version…

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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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Louth 1920 Online Archives Exhibition 1920 was yet another momentous year in the Decade of Centenaries. With the War of Independence raging, all-island local elections were held, which were the first elections in Ireland to use Proportional Representation. Much of what occurred during this significant period in Irish history took place at a local level…

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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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Tipperary Museum is holding its 8th Annual Lecture Series from October 2020 –  April 2021.  The focus of this year’s series is on The War of Independence in Ireland, with particular reference to Tipperary.  As we remember the events of 100 years ago that led to Irish Independence, this series will look at local, national…

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