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7 November 2015: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘1916 outside Dublin’, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

On Saturday 7 November a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal as part of the Allingham Festival, on the subject is ‘1916 outside Dublin’. Next year’s commemorations of the 1916 Rising will naturally be focused on Dublin, where most of the action took place. But what happened (or didn’t happen) beyond the…

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20 June 2015: ‘The north began: Ulster and the Irish revolution, 1900-1925, Trinity College Dublin

On Saturday 20 June 2015 Trinity College Dublin, in association with St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, hosted a ‘Decade of Centenaries’ symposium entitled ‘The north began: Ulster and the Irish revolution, 1900-1925’. This public event explored the paradox that many of the individuals who revived Irish republicanism in the early twentieth century were from Ulster, yet were…

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16 June 2015: Public lecture by Prof. Joe Lee (NYU): ‘Thinking historically about the Decade of Centenaries’, Trinity College Dublin

On Tuesday 16 June 2015 Prof. Joe Lee (NYU) gave a public lecture in Trinity College Dublin entitled ‘Thinking historically about the Decade of Centenaries’. Prof Lee is Glucksman Chair of Irish History and Professor of Irish Studies at New York University.  His books, The Modernization of Irish Society, 1848-1918 (Dublin, 1973, 2008) and the…

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28 May 2015: Belfast launch of ‘Letters of 1916’ project, PRONI

On Thursday 28 May the Belfast launch of the Letters of 1916 project took place at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) from 6.30-9.30pm. The project was originally set up to create a crowd-sourced archive of personal letters and testimonies relating to the period before and after the Easter Rising, from 1 November 1915…

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