Portrait of a Nation: Art, Politics and the Anglo-Irish Treaty

Portrait of a Nation: Art, Politics and the Anglo-Irish Treaty Programme Friday 22nd April 2022 9.00am                        Registration 9.15am                        Welcome, Dr Audrey Whitty, Deputy Director and Head of Collections, National Museum of Ireland 9.30am – 10.30am      Truce to…

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Decade of Centenaries – Department of Justice 2022 Programme

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today launched the justice sector programme of commemorative events for 2022-2024 as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme. The Minister said: “Over the past decade, we have collectively reflected on many of the formative events in the history of our State as part of the Decade…

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Six Days

SIX DAYS, a spoken word stage performance which examines forensically what happened at North King Street through the 1916 Rising. Written and performed by Frank Shouldice (Grandpa the Sniper) accompanied by cellists Freyda Freytag and Rob Campbell with a riveting soundscape by Sean Higgins, it “brings home with unforgettable force a very real experience of history”…

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‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-1923’

‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-1923’…. A new exhibition and online lecture series for the Decade of Centenaries Programme, launched by Minister Martin. Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, launched ‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House…

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The Treaty

by Colin Murphy One hundred years ago, a small group of untested politicians left Dublin for London, to negotiate for Irish independence with one of the most formidable delegations ever put together. The Irish were seeking to take back control; the British believed they were stronger together. The Unionists believed in a hard border on…

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‘Tom Johnson 1872-1963: Seeking No Honours’ by Shay Cody

‘Tom Johnson 1872-1963: Seeking No Honours‘ by Shay Cody (Free Online Talk on Saturday 5 March) The Irish Labour History Society are hosting a free online talk, via Zoom, on Saturday 5 March at 4PM on Tom Johnson by Mr Shay Cody. Tom Johnson played a very significant role throughout the Decade of Centenaries Period.…

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Landscapes of Revolution Archaeology Project; The Tipperary Old IRA Map

In late 2021 the Tipperary County Council Heritage Officer and the Landscapes of Revolution Project at Abarta Heritage were alerted to the existence of an early 20th century Ordnance Survey map that appeared to bear annotations from the Revolutionary period. These markings, in different coloured inks, include what seem to be trails and routes together with the…

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