The 2016 Dublin Festival of History took place from 23 September to 8 October 2016. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted in 2013, and consists of a wide range of events: a series of lectures and discussions hosted in Dublin Castle Printworks; walking tours, public talks hosted in Dublin…

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On Monday 23 May the St Andrew’s School Roll Records Digitisation Project was launched in St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St, Dublin 2. This ongoing collaborative community project between students of Trinity College Dublin and St Andrews Resource Centre is digitising the school records of St Andrews National School from 1895 onwards, to provide…

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On Tuesday 20 October Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford) gave the 2015 Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, entitled “‘An inheritance from our forefathers?’ Historians and the memory of the Irish Revolution”. Prof. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and is currently Parnell Fellow at the University of Cambridge.…

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On 18 June 2015 the University of Notre Dame’s Keogh-Naughton Centre, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of Sonja Tiernan (ed), The political writings of Eva Gore-Booth. This volume brings together a fascinating array of material from this important Irish author and political activist Eva Gore-Booth (1870-926), the sister of the more famous Constance Markiewicz. The…

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On Tuesday 16 June 2015 Prof. Joe Lee (NYU) gave a public lecture in Trinity College Dublin entitled ‘Thinking historically about the Decade of Centenaries’. Prof Lee is Glucksman Chair of Irish History and Professor of Irish Studies at New York University.  His books, The Modernization of Irish Society, 1848-1918 (Dublin, 1973, 2008) and the…

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