11 March 2015: Launch of Diarmaid Ferriter’s ‘A nation and not a rabble: the Irish revolution, 1913-1923’, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin

On Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 6.30pm the National Archives of Ireland  hosted the Dublin launch of Diarmaid Ferriter’s A nation and not a rabble: the Irish Revolution, 1913-1923. Ferriter is Professor of modern Irish history at UCD, and his new book is a comprehensive study of the historiography, events and legacies of the revolutionary decade 1913-1923. The…

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19 February 2015: Start of spring lecture series on ‘Becoming revolutionary: the year before 1916’, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

On 19 February 2015, Glasnevin Trust in association with Trinity College Dublin launched its 2015 spring lecture series entitled ‘Becoming revolutionary: The year before 1916’. The lecture series examined the lives of a number of Irish revolutionaries, to explain how they became involved in a cycle of events that would culminate in the rebellion of 1916. What…

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5 February 2015: Start of lecture series ‘Neither King nor Kaiser: empire, war and rebellion in Ireland, 1912-1919’, Belfast

On 5 February 2015 the Belfast working class history group (BWCHG) launched a lecture series entitled Neither King nor Kaiser: empire, war and rebellion in Ireland, 1912-1919. The lecture series is sponsored by Queen’s University Belfast, the Heritage Lottery Foundation, and the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, and took as its subject contemporary opposition to the First…

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26 January-8 February 2015: ‘City, assembled: a moving panorama inspired by the Dublin Civic Exhibition of 1914’, City Assembly House, Dublin 2

From January 26 to February 8 2015 the City Assembly House, South William St, Dublin 2, will host City, assembled: a moving panorama inspired by the Dublin Civic Exhibition, 1914. This is a collaboration between UCD and IADT. The original Civic Exhibition was held in the grounds of Kings Inns and the adjoining Linen Hall…

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16 January 2015: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘Irish policing, 1814-2014’, National Museum of Ireland Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

On Friday 16 January a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ took place at the National Museum of Ireland Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo to accompany the museum’s current exhibition Preserving the peace: policing on the island of Ireland, 1814-2014. Ireland’s first police force, the Peace Preservation Force, is a little over two centuries old. What went before? Why…

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