Ulster

13 April 2016: Lecture: ‘Mobilising the masses: the politicisation of the Donegal population before Easter 1916’, Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

On Wednesday 13 April Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, hosted a public lecture by Dr. Arlene Crampsie (UCD) entitled ‘Mobilising the masses: the politicisation of the Donegal population before Easter 1916. This explored the factors behind the widespread politicisation of the Donegal population, examine the activities that took place in the county at this…

Read More

5 February 2016: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The Somme: what actually happened?’, Clones, Co. Monaghan

On Friday 5 February 2016 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Clones, Co. Monaghan, on the subject of ‘The Somme: what really happened?’ The debate was chaired by History Ireland editor Tommy Graham, and the panelists were Jason Burke (QUB), Lar Joye (NMI), George Knight (Clogher Historical Society), and  Jennifer Wellington (UCD).…

Read More

31 January 2016: Service of thanksgiving and remembrance for Brig. J.A. Sinton, First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

On Sunday 31 January 2016 a service of thanksgiving and remembrance for the life of Brigadier J.A. Sinton, VC, OBE, FRS, DL, took place in First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. This is to mark the 100th anniversary of the award of a  Victoria Cross to Sinton for distinguished service in combat in Mesopotamia on…

Read More

21 January 2016: Presbyterian Church of Ireland conference, ‘The future of our past: remembering and reassessing 1916’, Belfast

On Thursday 21 January 2016 the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) organised a conference entitled The future of our past: remembering and reassessing 1916’. The conference, to be held in Belfast, sought to explore the events of 100 years ago and discuss how they came to exert such a central place in how Ireland views its…

Read More

18 November 2015: Publication of ‘Irish Times’ supplement ‘Dragons stirring: Ireland six months before the Rising’

On Wednesday 18 November The Irish Times published the latest in its series of ‘Century’ special supplements, with the support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The supplement was entitled Dragons stirring: Ireland six months before the Rising. As noted by Patrick Smyth in his introduction, the focus of the supplement is ‘an attempt to…

Read More

14 November 2015: ‘Reflections on the Revolution in Ulster’, Ó Fiaich Library and Archive, Armagh

On Saturday 14 November the Cardinal Ó Fiaich Library and Archive, Armagh, hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Reflections on the Revolution in Ulster: The Irish Volunteers in the North, 1913-23’. This featured a range of papers from historians who have listened to interviews carried out by Volunteer veterans half a century ago. The recordings in question were…

Read More