Suffrage

5 October 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

On Friday 5 October Dublin City Hall, Dame St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’. A century ago the women of Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote, the culmination of years of ‘first wave’ feminist activism, not only on the suffrage question, but in the…

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27-29 September 2018: Douglas Hyde Conference: ‘People, place & time: Converging histories’, Ballaghederreen, Co. Roscommon

From Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018 the thirtieth Douglas Hyde Conference took place in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. The conference was established in 1988 in honour od Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), co-founder of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) and first president of Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘People, places &…

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20 September 2018: Launch of ‘“You never saw such excitement”: The 1918 election of Countess Markievicz’, Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8

On Thursday 20 September 2016 a new exhibition was launched at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8, entitled ‘”You never saw such excitement”: The 1918 election of Countess Markievicz’. The new exhibition, which is an addition to the permanent exhibition at Richmond Barracks, focuses on the two year period from the release of Constance Markievicz from…

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14 September 2018: ‘Protest through print: Women’s suffrage and print media centenary seminar’, National Print Museum, Dublin 4

On Friday 14 September 2018 the National Print Museum hosted a day-long seminar exploring the use of print media by Irish suffragists and their opponents in their methods of promotion and protest.This event was organised in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Print, protest and the polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power…

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11 September 2018-31 May 2019: National Library of Ireland exhibition: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On 11 September 2018 a new exhibition curated by the National Library of Ireland, ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, was launched at the National Photographic Archive by Senator Ivana Bacik, Chair of the Oireachtas Vótáil100 committee. The exhibition covers the key years 1918-1919, which encompassed the end of the First World War, the first postwar UK election in…

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16-19 August 2018: West Cork History Festival

The second West Cork History Festival took place from Thursday 16 August and Sunday 19 August in the grounds of Rosebank House, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. The festival covered a wide range of topics in time and space, with the centenary of the events of 1918 being a major theme. Speakers included John Horne (TCD), Robert…

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12-16 August 2018: Parnell Summer School, Co. Wicklow

From 12-16 August 2018 the 2018 Parnell Summer School took place at Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, on the theme of ‘Democracy triumphant?’ On 14 December 1918, Irish voters went to the polls in the first post-war general election across the United Kingdom. Amidst the aftermath of the war and the legacy of the Easter…

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