Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society are again hosting an online lecture series on the War of Independence with special focus on the local impact of this defining moment in our history. The series will be facilitated each Wednesday for four weeks, beginning on Wednesday 14th April at 8pm. On 14th April…

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NORTH KERRY WAR OF INDEPENDENCE LECTURE SERIES Despite the perception held for some time that Kerry was relatively inactive during the War of Independence, the first six months of 1921 in Listowel and North Kerry was a turbulent time. The very first day of the year witnessed the death of Listowel IRA volunteer and student…

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Lectures, History, Art, a Virtual Tour, Memorials and More to Form Part of Donegal’s Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme Donegal County Museum is delighted to announce funding has been secured by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media under the Community Strand of the 2021 Decade…

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Dara McGrath: For Those That Tell No Tale 24 April – 29 August 2021 Crawford Art Gallery announces Dara McGrath’s forthcoming exhibition ‘For Those That Tell No Tales’ as part of the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme and will open as an online exhibition 24 April. Through 60 photographic works, McGrath explores the powerful living…

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A short video by Cllr Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen, Mayor of Kerry, explains the events of the Headford Ambush of March 1921, the largest engagement between British forces and the IRA to take place in Kerry during the War of Independence. Available to view *here* A short article *here* by John Gibney gives some more detail on…

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The night of the 6/7 March 1921 was, in the words of historian Thomas Toomey, ‘one of the most tragic in the tortured history of Limerick city and county during the period 1919-1921’.   Between 11.30pm and 1.30am, three men – the Mayor of Limerick George Clancy, his immediate predecessor, Michael O’Callaghan, and an IRA…

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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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Stirring Up the Nation: Revolutionary Women 1912-1923. The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee is delighted to present historian and author Liz Gillis in conversation with Mario Corrigan of the County Kildare Library Service, filmed at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.   Liz is the author of six books about the Irish Revolution including ‘Revolution…

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