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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                                  ÉIGSE THOMÁIS UÍ AODHA, 2019               11-12 Deireadh Fómhair, 2019 in Áras OaC, Sráid na Cathrach This second annual Irish-language cultural event, organised by Oidhreacht an Chláir,  will take place in Miltown Malbay on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12  in Áras OaC, Flag Rd,  in memory of the Miltown poet, author…

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The Daniel O’Connell Summer School takes place in the Library, Cahersiveen on Friday 23rdAugust and in Derrynane House, Caherdaniel on Saturday 24th August 2019. The School highlights the legacy of Daniel O’Connell, nationally and internationally, explores issues of importance to O’Connell and which are still relevant today and celebrates the rich traditions and folklore of O’Connell’s native South…

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In June 1919 Éamon de Valera, leader of Sinn Féin and President of Dáil Éireann travelled to the United States with the aim of securing funds and support for the new Dáil. An excellent article by Dr David McCullagh published by Century Ireland explains some of the personal and professional aims of de Valera’s visit.…

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