Hindsight 2020 20-22 March, The Courthouse, Kells Hinterland (Festival of Literature and Arts) is collaborating with The History Show on RTE Radio 1 in a new festival of history, Hindsight. The first one will be in the new Courthouse venue in Kells, and will focus on aspects of the War of Independence. Four talks  will…

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An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland First broadcast April 1960 An excellent piece of oral history as men and women recount their experiences of ‘The Burning of Cork.‘   https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2011/0304/646642-radio-documentary-the-burning-of-cork-ireland/

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1. A celebration of Irish women In the Royal Irish Academy, with an exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day. Free entry. 2. The Unmanageable Revolutionaries @ Museum of Literature Ireland, 6.30pm Margaret Skinnider, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Dorothy Macardle – a 1916 sniper and trade unionist, a suffragette and republican political activist, a…

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Glasnevin Cemetery Spring Lecture Series The Spring Lecture Series is produced in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, School of History and Humanities.   Location: The Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Price: €6.00 for one lecture or €20.00 for a series ticket. ———————————————————————————— Lecture 1: Archives, ashes and amnesia: the life, death and resurrection of Public Record Office of Ireland.…

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100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life – a ‘pop-up’ museum in Dublin Castle and a programme of events until May.  This ‘pop-up’ museum was launched in December 2018, by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD on the centenary of the landmark 1918 General Election.  Legislation passed earlier that…

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The Pat Walsh Memorial Society (Kilkenny) held several events this year, including the parade held during the Pat Walsh Memorial Weekend (2019 parade in picture)   Captain Patrick Walsh DUNNAMAGGIN B. COY. 8th Batt. Kilkenny Brigade I.R.A.         The circumstances of Pat Walsh’s death can be read in Kilkenny: In Times of…

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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The destruction…

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