Staging the Treaty

‘Staging The Treaty’ is part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023 supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and broadcast in partnership with RTE.ie/history. ANU Productions have brought to life one of the most significant events in Irish history – the Dáil Debates of 1921/22 with an ensemble cast of…

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Theatre and Treaty: Arthur Griffith’s Reputation as Impugned by W.B. Yeats and Frank Pakenham

Tuesday 9 November, 7pm Speaker: Professor Colum  Kenny,  Professor Emeritus  Dublin City University Join Professor Colum Kenny as he looks at the remarkable relationship between Arthur Griffith and W.B. Yeats, in the context of Griffith’s reputation. Platform: Zoom Book Here Founder of Sinn Féin, Chairman of the Treaty delegation and President of Dáil Éireann, Arthur Griffith was…

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Women on Wednesday: Margaret Buckley

Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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Writing the Irish Revolution: counties in perspective

In this public symposium, contributors to the Irish Revolution series, published by Four Courts Press, will consider the various experiences of the Irish Revolution at a county level, explain the challenges involved in researching and writing from this perspective, and reflect on how their work has enhanced our understanding of Ireland between 1912 and 1923.   Sat,…

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'From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’

‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’ is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar.   Having visited this exhibition today it would be tempting to post all the photographs here – such is the quality of those chosen for this exhibition. Some photos…

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23 January 2019: ‘Sworn to be free: a nation reborn’, Naas, Co. Kildare

On Wednesday 23 January 2019  Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee presented a commemorative event, entitled ‘Sworn to be free: a nation reborn’, to mark the centenary of the meeting of the first Dáil Éireann in 1919. Of the 73 Sinn Féin MP’s who constituted themselves as the TD’s of the first Dáil only 28 (some…

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4 December 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate was hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the global…

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10 November 2018: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

On Saturday 10 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’ took place as part of the Allingham Arts Festival in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The December 1918 general election is regarded, with good reason, as a political earthquake. With a massively expanded electorate, including women over 30,…

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