This conference explores the physical and psychological effects of war and conflict, at home and abroad, on the Irish population in 1919. Saturday, 9th November, 9.30am  – 5pm in the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Benburb Street Booking *here*. This conference is focused on life in Ireland in 1919, and coincides…

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On Thursday 17 January 2019 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted an afternoon seminar entitled ‘Marching on the Road to Freedom: Reflections on a Centenary: Dáil Éireann 1919’. As the museum launches a new exhibition of artefacts and documents on the First Dáil 1919, entitled ‘Marching on the Road…

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From September 2018 onwards the National Museum of Ireland’s ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme will focus on the ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic of 1918-19. Traditionally overlooked in the history of the revolutionary period, the impact of the pandemic on Ireland has in recent years, attracted greater attention from historians. The pandemic emerged in the latter months of…

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On Thursday 1 June 2017 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and Historyopened a new Battle of Messines exhibition in its Decade of Centenaries gallery. The exhibition, entitled ‘War in the mud: the Irish soldier in Flanders, 1917’, surveys what happened to the Irish soldier in 1917 on the Western Front. In 1917,…

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On Wednesday 20 April 2017 President Michael D. Higgins launched the exhibition Portrait of a century at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. This photographic exhibition by Dublin-born photographer Kim Haughton was intended to encapsulate modern Ireland in the century after the Easter Rising via portraits of 100 individuals,…

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On Saturday 28 January 2017 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a conference for senior cycle Leaving Certificate teachers and students entitled ‘All changed, changed utterly: Revising the Rising’. This will focus on the aftermath and legacy of the Easter Rising of 1916. Speakers included Donal…

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On 6 December 2016, the National Museum of Ireland launched online a sample of 10,000 records covering a range of topics and object types from this period, from uniforms, flags, letters, photographs and firearms to the personal relics of the Irish men and women who fought for an independent Ireland. The historical collections at the…

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On Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative arts and history), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a two-day conference exploring the role of design and craft in shaping national or collective identities, asking what does national identity mean today in 21st century Ireland. From the historical perspective of 1916 to contemporary practice, Mise…

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