July 2020 Cultural institutions in Ireland are beginning to re-open, as Covid-19 restrictions are gradually eased.  Due to continuing social distancing requirements the way we engage with our physical heritage and culture will be different – visitor numbers will be controlled – queuing will be required – you might be asked to wear a face covering.  This is…

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A new publication by Patrick O’Sullivan Greene, from Eastwood Books, offers a fascinating account of Michael Collin’s entrepreneurial approach to building the new Irish State. Featured below is a short extract. The book is available to buy *here* Extract from Crowdfunding the Revolution: Terence MacSwiney: Forgotten role in the success of the First Dáil Loan…

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A new TG4 programme (full details below) examines the use of sexual violence against women, a topic covered by a History Ireland Hedge School Nov 2019, available to listen *here* Also covered in the History Ireland Nov/Dec 2019 issue Cogadh ar Mhná TG4 Wednesday September 23rd at 9.30pm YouTube clip: https://youtu.be/1dZCT9Wpiok Why is it that…

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Decade of Centenaries programme for 2020 Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, discusses the Government’s plans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of 1920 – the year that defined the War of Independence. From Morning Ireland, 2nd January 2020, available *here*.  

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A community event grant funded under the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries programme is taking place TOMORROW Saturday 19th October in Ballykealy House Hotel at 8pm. The title of the event is A Historic Team for a Historic Time and the project focuses on the success of a local Club Football team who brought the first…

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The Oratory of the Sacred Heart was built on the grounds of St. Mary’s Dominican Convent in 1918 and dedicated to the Sacred Heart in 1919. It commemorates the many local Irishmen who fought and died in the Great War. From 1920-36, it was hand-painted by Sr Concepta Lynch, a Dominican nun at St. Mary’s…

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