Decade of Centenaries programme for 2020 Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, discusses the Government’s plans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of 1920 – the year that defined the War of Independence. From Morning Ireland, 2nd January 2020, available *here*.  

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A community event grant funded under the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries programme is taking place TOMORROW Saturday 19th October in Ballykealy House Hotel at 8pm. The title of the event is A Historic Team for a Historic Time and the project focuses on the success of a local Club Football team who brought the first…

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A major new national exhibition entitled Women in Politics and Public Life 1918 to 2018 – a Pop-Up Museum is set to go on display in County Roscommon at Áras an Chontae. The exhibition is part of the decade of centenaries programme of Roscommon County Council which explores 100 years of women’s participation in politics…

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What date marks Ireland’s independence? Ronan McCreevy remarked in his recent Irish Times article that it ‘is a peculiarity of Irish life that an independence sought for so long and at such cost is not celebrated.’ A History Ireland article written by Dennis Kennedy in 2018 is also worth revisiting in 2019, a year with…

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As part of Kildare’s Decade of Commemorations, the third Irish Military Seminar will be held 13-15 June 2019 in the Riverbank Arts Centre & Newbridge Community Library.   Thursday 6th June at Newbridge Library @ 7pm Official opening of the Seminar Book Launch — A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day, Dan Harvey Free, booking essential Newbridge Library…

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