Annie Vivanti – An Anglo-Italian Writer and Irish Independence

Tuesday 12 April, 7pm Speaker: Dr Bianca Rita Cataldi Annie Vivanti (1866-1942) was a prolific Anglo-Italian writer who spent her life between Italy, England, Switzerland, Ireland and the United States. A transnational artist and intellectual, Vivanti married the Anglo-Irish lawyer John Smith Chartres, a member of Sinn Féin. In retracing the steps of her adventurous and…

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Theatre and Treaty: Arthur Griffith’s Reputation as Impugned by W.B. Yeats and Frank Pakenham

Tuesday 9 November, 7pm Speaker: Professor Colum  Kenny,  Professor Emeritus  Dublin City University Join Professor Colum Kenny as he looks at the remarkable relationship between Arthur Griffith and W.B. Yeats, in the context of Griffith’s reputation. Platform: Zoom Book Here Founder of Sinn Féin, Chairman of the Treaty delegation and President of Dáil Éireann, Arthur Griffith was…

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Shadows from the Trenches. Veterans of the Great War and the Irish Revolution, 1918-1923

Speaker: Dr Emmanuel Destenay, Sorbonne Université 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Irish War of Independence and represents an opportunity to shed new light on the roles played by British veterans.  Join Dr Emmanuel Destenay as he tracks their trajectories, illuminating their hopes, expectations and uncertainties. Available here: https://nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173616360

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Minister Catherine Martin announces 5 new Artists-in-Residence under the Decade of Centenaries Programme

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin T.D. has announced 5 selected artists-in-residence under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme. The Department scheme underpinning the selection is a partnership with the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the National Archives, the Military Archives and Beyond 2022|Ireland’s…

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Lecture: ‘Ireland’s War of Independence, An Introduction to the IRA’s Guerrilla Campaign 1919-21’

 Lecture: ‘Ireland’s War of Independence, An Introduction to the IRA’s Guerrilla Campaign 1919-21’ Gain greater insight into Ireland’s War of Independence. from the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921 at this lecture delivered by Lorcan Collins. Tuesday 21 January at 7pm 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin…

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'From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’

‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’ is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar.   Having visited this exhibition today it would be tempting to post all the photographs here – such is the quality of those chosen for this exhibition. Some photos…

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‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’

From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar. It draws on the NLI’s rich and varied holdings of photographs and newspaper cuttings, and explores the key aspects of a dramatic, brutal and extreme period of Irish history,…

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From Ballots to Bullets

From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919 – Meeting House Square, Temple Bar At the start of 1918, Ireland was at war – fighting for Britain in World War I. By the end of 1919, Ireland was at war with Britain – fighting for independence. From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919 – is open every day at…

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