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16 March 2015: Relaunch of Trinity College Dublin online course ‘Irish lives in war and revolution, 1912-1923’

On 16 March 2015 Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with FutureLearn, relaunched its enormously successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ‘Irish lives in war and revolution: Exploring Irish history, 1912-1923′, which was originally launched in May 2014. The course, which will be available via computers, mobile phones and tablets, invites learners to explore the lives…

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5 March 2015: ‘Creative Centenaries’ resource fair, Belfast

On 5 March the Creative Centenaries project hosted a resource fair at Titanic Belfast. Organised with the assistance of the Community Relations Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Nerve Centre The day-long, free conference at Titanic Belfast was aimed at community and heritage groups, councils and good relations officers, arts and community organisations and others who…

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5 February 2015: Start of lecture series ‘Neither King nor Kaiser: empire, war and rebellion in Ireland, 1912-1919’, Belfast

On 5 February 2015 the Belfast working class history group (BWCHG) launched a lecture series entitled Neither King nor Kaiser: empire, war and rebellion in Ireland, 1912-1919. The lecture series is sponsored by Queen’s University Belfast, the Heritage Lottery Foundation, and the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, and took as its subject contemporary opposition to the First…

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17 November 2014: Launch of 2015 ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All-island schools history competition, Dublin

On Monday 17 November the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Education in the north, John O’Dowd MLA,  launched the 2015 ‘Decade of Centenaries’ all-island schools history competition. The competition, which is being sponsored this year by Mercier Press, invites primary and post primary students from schools across Ireland to submit…

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9 November 2014: Irish government represented at Remembrance Sunday services in Belfast, Dublin, Enniskillen and London

On 9 November 2014—Remembrance Sunday—the Irish government was represented at ceremonies in Belfast, Dublin, Enniskillen and London to commemorate the dead of the First World War. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, attended the ceremony at the cenotaph at Belfast City Hall; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD laid a wreath at the cenotaph…

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9 November 2014: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The northwest at war, 1914-18’, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

On Sunday 9 November at 2.30pm a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, on the topic of ‘The northwest at war, 1914-18′. The event was part of the Allingham Festival. The debate was chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland, and the panelists were Jonathan Bardon, Jeff Kildea…

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