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12 July 2017: ‘"He shall not hear the Bittern cry”: The short life and enduring renown of Francis Ledwidge’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 12 July 2017 the National Library of Ireland hosted an event entitled ‘”He shall not hear the Bittern cry”: The short life and enduring renown of Francis Ledwidge’. This event, featuring poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger,  celebrated the life and works of Francis Ledwidge and to mark the centenary of his death. The evening…

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31 May 2017: ‘From Messines to Carrick Hill: writing home from the Great War’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 31 May 2017 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 presented an event based on Tom Burke’s (UCD/Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association) book  Messines to Carrick Hill: Writing home from the Great War. Set against the backdrop of the prelude to Battle of Wijtschate-Messines Ridge on 7 June 1917, the book and the event…

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23 May 2017: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘Ireland and the United States from 1917 to Trump’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

  On Tuesday 23 May the National Library of Ireland hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘Ireland and the US from 1917 to Trump’. The 1916 Rising had cast Ireland’s ‘exiled children in America’ in the role of potential subversives, in league with Imperial Germany. After the war Irish nationalists discovered that President Woodrow Wilson’s…

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8 March 2017: International Women’s Day lecture: ‘Irishwomen and the Great War, 1914-18’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 8 March 2017, as part of International Women’s Day, the National Library of Ireland presented a lecture by Dr Fionnuala Walsh (TCD) on ‘Irishwomen and the Great War, 1914-18’. The lecture will examine women’s mobilisation to support the war effort, their role on the Irish ‘Home Front’, and also their politicisation in a world at…

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13 December 2016: ‘Remembering 1916, recording 2016′ web archive awards, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 13 December 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the awards ceremony to announce the top ten websites nominated by the public for the ‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ web archive collection. The websites will be preserved in the NLI’s National Web Archive and the winners were announced by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and…

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30 November 2016: Inspiration proclamation: Mary McAleese in conversation, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 30 November 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the latest in a series of public interviews considering the relevance of the 1916 proclamation: is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document? A diverse and distinguished list of speakers will give their individual responses, in an interview series…

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15 November 2016: ‘Atlas of the Irish revolution’ lecture: ‘Reflections on the changing historiography of the Irish Revolution’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 15 November 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the latest in a series of public lectures based on the forthcoming Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Prof. Gearoid Ó Tuathaigh (NUI Galway) delivered a lecture entitled ‘Reflections on the changing historiography of the Irish Revolution’. As with all major historical events and periods, the historiography…

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8 November 2016: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘"All changed, changed utterly…"? Ireland 1916-18′, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 8 November 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on the subject of Ireland in the aftermath of the Easter Rising. The contrast between the apparent indifference, even hostility, of the public response to the Rising of Easter 1916 with the landslide victory of Sinn Féin in the…

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26 October 2016: Inspiration proclamation: Roddy Doyle in conversation, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 26 October 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the latest in a series of public interviews considering the relevance of the 1916 proclamation: is it seen now as an inspirational text or as a historical document? A diverse and distinguished list of speakers will give their individual responses, in an interview series that…

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