In this public symposium, contributors to the Irish Revolution series, published by Four Courts Press, will consider the various experiences of the Irish Revolution at a county level, explain the challenges involved in researching and writing from this perspective, and reflect on how their work has enhanced our understanding of Ireland between 1912 and 1923.   Sat,…

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IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMME 2020 Unless otherwise specified, all meetings will be held at 7 pm in Boston College (Dublin), 43 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 21 January: Symposium The War of Independence: other voices Dr Colum Kenny, Dublin City University Dr Sinéad McCoole, Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries Dr Brian Hughes,…

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History Ireland Hedge School @ Mechanics Institute, Galway (in association with the ICTU, the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, NUI Galway and supported the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) 8pm Friday 8th November Labour and the North and the National Question James Connolly, executed for his…

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On Saturday 23 February 2019 the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection took place at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation…

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On Saturday 10 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’ took place as part of the Allingham Arts Festival in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The December 1918 general election is regarded, with good reason, as a political earthquake. With a massively expanded electorate, including women over 30,…

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On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of August the GAA hosted a nationwide programme of events to mark the centenary of Gaelic Sunday, 4 August 1918. This was an organised protest undertaken against the increasing repression of the GAA by the British authorities in Ireland in the aftermath of the 1918 conscription crisis. From July…

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On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018, a two-day international conference was held in University College Dublin, Ireland, examining comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to partition and border studies. 2020 marks the centenary of the 1920 Government of Ireland Act which legislated for a two-state solution to the Irish question. Nationally, this conference prefaced this…

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On Tuesday 6 February 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in conjunction with Queens University Belfast and the Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies hosted a full day conference examining the history and context of the act. The conference…

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