‘Burning the Country House’ Online Lecture Series

A series of lectures hosted by the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish houses and Estates, History Department, Maynooth University. The lecture series is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Historical Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme. These talks run in tandem with the exhibition Burning…

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Kathleen McKenna Award

Margaret Fitzgibbon, Leah Hilliard and Nicola Sheehan are winners of the Meath County Council Cultural Services ‘Kathleen McKenna Award’. The award commemorates the Irish republican activist and journalist Kathleen Napoli McKenna, born in Oldcastle, Co Meath. Details *here*

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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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Audio Recordings of Poems by Thomas Behan

Audio Recordings of Poems by Thomas Behan “Tom Behan who rendered outstanding services in the fight for freedom, and who was a brave and intensely local Soldier of Ireland, was shot dead on the Curragh in 1922, and his death, still mourned as that of a man who loved his country above all things, evoked…

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‘Forbidden Love: Same-sex relationships in early 20th century Ireland’

The Department of Justice is pleased to invite you to the first in a two-part webinar series scheduled for next week as part of the Department of Justice’s programme of events under Phase II of the Decade of Centenaries’ commemorations. ‘Forbidden Love: Same-sex relationships in early 20th century Ireland’ will be live-streamed at 1pm on Wednesday, 24 November. Dr.…

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Rough Beast

Galway Music Residency is delighted to present the World Premiere of ‘Rough Beast’, an exclusive performance marking the 1921 Centenary, in association with The Contemporary Music Centre, on Saturday 27th November at 8pm in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway.  ‘Rough Beast’, a new work by Irish composer Rhona Clarke, is part of the Arts in…

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‘Irish Civil War Memory from an Oral History Perspective’

Limerick History Research Seminar Series, 2021-2 Organised by the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History, University of Limerick Tuesday, 16 Nov. 2021, 5.30pm via Microsoft Teams Professor Gavin Foster (Concordia University), ‘Irish Civil War Memory from an Oral History Perspective’ The event is free, and all are welcome, but registration…

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‘BY EVERY MEANS AT OUR COMMAND’

NEW EXHIBITION AT CORK PUBLIC MUSUEM – FROM NOVEMBER 19th 2021 Cork City and County witnessed some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting during the War of Independence. Many of the military engagements in Cork had a significant impact on both the nature and outcome of the conflict. Cork Public Museum is delighted to announce…

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