Monaghan County Museum presents: ‘Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919-1921’ Launching 20th February @ 7.30pm. ‘O’Duffy gave orders to light the fuse. The explosion went off successfully. There was a shower of slates and paper floating over the area’. The Monaghan Brigade of the IRA, under the command of Eoin O’Duffy, who successfully attacked a Royal Irish…

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History Ireland Hedge School @ Mechanics Institute, Galway (in association with the ICTU, the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, NUI Galway and supported the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) 8pm Friday 8th November Labour and the North and the National Question James Connolly, executed for his…

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In March 2019 Glasnevin Trust, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin,  hosted its annual Spring lecture series on the theme of ‘Social History and the Irish Revolution’ every Wednesday evening in March at 7.00pm. The third lecture in the series was delivered by Dr Brian Hughes (Mary Immaculate…

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On Saturday 1 September 2018 the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches. This will bring together a range of scholars working on new and innovative aspects of the history of the revolutionary years 1918–1923 in County Limerick. Taking local, national, and global perspectives, the conference will…

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The second West Cork History Festival took place from Thursday 16 August and Sunday 19 August in the grounds of Rosebank House, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. The festival covered a wide range of topics in time and space, with the centenary of the events of 1918 being a major theme. Speakers included John Horne (TCD), Robert…

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On Saturday 12 May Trinity College Dublin hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish life: Provincial experience of war and revolution, 1913-21. Fitzpatrick’s book was a study of Co. Clare, and proved enormously influential in exploring the social…

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Kildare County Council hosted an open meeting on Wednesday 9 May Kildare County Council on the Ireland 2018-2023 centenary programme from 7.30pm. to 9.30pm in the Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The council hoped to hear from from local groups, organisations and individuals who may be interested in participating in the continued development and delivery of Kildare…

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On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July 2017 Maynooth University hosted an international conference on ‘Southern Irish loyalism in context’. This two-day event brought together scholars interested in Irish loyalism before, during, and after the Irish Revolution (c. 1913–23). Independence for twenty-six counties and partition formalised an already clear separation between Irish loyalists on either…

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