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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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’ 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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On Monday 21 January 2019 Galway County Council presented two lectures, to be delivered twice in two separate venues, to mark the centenary of the first Dáil. The first lecture, entitled ‘Revolution at the ballot box: County Galway and the 1918 general election’ was delivered by Conor McNamara, and the second lecture, entitled ‘From suffrage…

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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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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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