21 January 2019: ‘Girls in silk kimonos’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Monday 21 January 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, hosted a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster in…

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21 January 2019: Centenary sitting of Dáil Éireann, Mansion House, Dublin 2

On Monday 21 January 2019 a special centenary sitting of Dáil Éireann convened in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2, marking the first meeting of Dáil Éireann in the venue in which it took place. Teachtaí Dála were joined by members of Seanad Éireann, descendants of those elected to the first Dáil,…

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19—21 January 2019: Soloheadbeg ambush centenary events, Co. Tipperary

From Saturday 19 to Monday 21 January 2019 a wide range of events took place in Co. Tipperary to mark the centenary of the Soloheadbeg ambush, which is generally taken to mark the beginning of the War of Independence. This included lectures, a one-day conference, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate, services of remembrance, performances,…

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17 January 2019: ‘Marching on the road to Freedom: Reflections on a Centenary Dáil Éireann 1919, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

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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15 January 2019: Irish Historical Society symposium: ‘1919: The first Dáil and the Democratic Programme’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 15 January 2019 the Irish Historical Society presented a symposium entitled ‘1919: The first Dáil and the Democratic Programme’. The Democratic Programme adopted at the first meeting of Dáil Éireann on 21 January 1919 declared that the ‘Nation’s sovereignty extends … to all its material possessions, the Nation’s soil and all its resources, all…

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14-15 December 2018: ‘”Why not a woman?” Celebrating women in public and private life in Ireland’, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 December 2018 the Women’s History Association of Ireland’s (WHAI) 2018 annual conference, entitled“‘Why not a woman?’ Celebrating women in public and private life in Ireland, 1918-2018”, took place in Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. This conference marks the centenary of the achievement of limited suffrage for women, and is supported…

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12 December 2018: ‘Political voices: the participation of women in Irish public life, 1918—2019’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 12 December 2018 the National University of Ireland, in collaboration with Maynooth University Social Sciences Unit presented a one-day symposium entitled ‘Political Voices: the Participation of Women in Irish Public Life, 1918-2018’. This symposium formed part of the NUI’s ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme, and was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the December…

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