A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924

Launch of A Timeline of the Civil War in County Kildare 1922-1924 to take place in Maynooth Library on 18 August 2022 ‘We fought until we could fight no longer’ Art O’Connor, T.D., Kildare South As part of Kildare County Council’s Heritage Week programme, Cllr Pádraig McEvoy, chairperson of the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations…

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Exploring the Civil War in Sligo

‘Exploring the Civil War in Sligo’  on Thursday 22nd September at 8pm in the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo is a journey with four local historians, whose published works deal with the period. It gives an overview of the Civil War in Sligo and deals with specific aspects of it. Speakers include Dr Michael Farry, Cian Harte, Dr Padraig Deignan and Dr…

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THE SIEGE OF WATERFORD – A Centenary Commemoration

SATURDAY JULY 16TH AT WATERFORD TREASURES MEDIEVAL MUSEUM, AV THEATRE (Group of Free State soldiers outside Granville Hotel with mine. Image reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Ireland) PROGRAMME 2pm                      Welcome  Cllr. John O’Leary, Mayor Waterford City and County Council 2.10 pm               The Siege of Waterford, July 1922 A Centenary Commemoration Talk by…

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Four Courts 100

Four Courts 100 The Decade of Centenary Commemorations Committee will commemorate the historic events of 1922 over the coming months. To find out more about our programme of events please download our Centenary Programme.. To keep everyone informed of all our commemoration plans, and to share a day by day account of events during the occupation…

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Decade of Centenaries – Department of Justice 2022 Programme

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today launched the justice sector programme of commemorative events for 2022-2024 as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme. The Minister said: “Over the past decade, we have collectively reflected on many of the formative events in the history of our State as part of the Decade…

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The Handover of Dublin Castle: A Centenary Conference

On 16 January 1922 the Provisional Government took possession of Dublin Castle. This conference explores the significance of this moment. The conference, which is part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, will explore the immediate reactions, the expected consequences, and the implications of this dramatic shift in the centre of power. Speakers will consider the…

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Machnamh 100 – Centenary Reflections, Volume 1

President Higgins launches book of centenary reflections free of charge to the public. Copies of ‘Machnamh 100 – Centenary Reflections, Volume 1’ eBook available free of charge at president.ie with copies also to be available to post primary teachers and students via Scoilnet. Limited number of physical copies will be available to be accessed in…

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The Battle of Crossbarry, March 19th 1921

The War of Independence and Civil War had profound impacts on Irish people, both individually and collectively, not least in the county of Cork. It is estimated that over 700 people lost their lives in the county owing to this tumultuous period (1920 to 1923) and one hundred years later, groups throughout the county are undertaking…

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