2 Days in September

The play ‘2 Days in September’ will take place on Thursday, June 30th at the Attic Theatre at Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co Clare at 8pm. This is the story of the Rineen Ambush where a British Army convoy was ambushed by the Mid Clare Brigade of the IRA. The aftermath of the Ambush saw the revenge sacking, looting…

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Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022

Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022 exhibition commemorates 100 years of An Garda Síochána serving the people of County Galway. “The Garda Síochána will succeed not by force of arms or numbers, but on their moral authority as servants of the people.” – Michael Staines, Garda Commissioner, 1922 A new exhibition entitled Garda Síochána Galway/Gaillimh 1922- 2022…

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The Royal Munster Fusiliers

In collaboration with Cork Public Museum, the students of University CollegeCork Museum Studies programme are launching a new featured exhibition, The RoyalMunster Fusiliers: A Forgotten Regiment? to celebrate the centenary of the regiment’sdisbandment in July 1922. The Royal Munster Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment in the British armythat formed in 1881, though their roots…

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Conservation Conversation

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 7 – 8:15pm Unlocking the Past – Preserving the Future An online roundtable discussion organised by the Beyond 2022 Project supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub. Leading conservators from the Core Partner institutions within the Beyond 2022 research programme discuss the challenge of safeguarding historical documents and show how extraordinary new technologies are unlocking…

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Stories of those who taught and studied at MIC during Irish Revolution remembered in new publication

Pictured above, l to r: Dr Brian Hughes, Benjamin Ragan, Dr Liam Chambers. A new collaboration between Mary Immaculate College (MIC) historians and Limerick City & County Council explores how everyday life, teaching and learning continued – sometimes with difficulty – throughout the turbulent period of the Irish Revolution. Produced as part of Limerick City & County Council’s Decade…

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Archives and Memory, North and South

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 7 – 8:15pmFrom the 1690s to 1922, the role of Chief Secretary of Ireland evolved to become the most important administrator in the country. Archives North and South reveals the benefits of deepening archival collaboration by examining the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and its significant pre-1900 Chief Secretaries’ collections, alongside the National Archives…

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Laois and Ireland in Revolution

Laois County Library and Laois Historian-in-Residence, Terry Dunne, are hosting a three part series of online talks exploring Laois and Ireland in revolution. Revolutionary Women, the first talk in the series, will take place online on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 8 pm. Join Sinéad Holland (Laois Local Studies) and Terry Dunne (Laois Historian-in-Residence) as…

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Beyond 2022

The Inside the Railings: A Portrait of Life within the Public Record Office of Ireland event which took place in the Appeal Court, the Four Courts on Thursday, 14 April can be found by following the link here: Dr Ciarán Wallace, Deputy Director of Beyond 2022, and the Department’s Zoë Reid, Keeper at the National Archives, were…

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Carlow Co Co Decade of Centenaries

We are delighted to announce that the latest episode in the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Video Series premiered on Thursday evening, 14 April, at 8pm, on our YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/WINPhJxk4T0 In this episode Dr. Shay Kinsella speaks to Carlow Libraries’ Christopher Power, and outlines the origins and impact of County Carlow’s journey to Independence.…

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