War of Independence

“By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still”

Tuesday, 16th April 2019: A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries Lecture “By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still”: Commandant Joseph Barrett (1888-1971)    by Dr Paul O’Brien. DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm. A talk about the recently discovered Archive of Joe Barrett of Kilrush and Darragh, Ballyea. Barrett was…

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13 April 2019: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The Irish Revolution—local or global?’, Cobh Library, Co. Cork

On Saturday 13 April 2019, as part of CAFE Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Cobh Library, Co. Cork, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ entitled ‘The Irish Revolution—local or global?‘ The runaway success of the  Atlas of the Irish Revolution (and the recent parallel TV series), along with the proliferation of microstudies of the War of Independence…

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20 March 2019: Glasnevin Trust/TCD Spring lecture on ‘”This is supposed to be a civilised country and part of Great Britain!” Southern Irish Loyalists and Revolution’, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin 11

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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13 March 2019: Glasnevin Trust/TCD Spring lecture on ‘Is everything we loved gone forever? The burning of Irish country houses during the War of Independence’, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin 11

In March 2019 Glasnevin Trust, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, is hosting its annual Spring lecture series on the theme of ‘Social History and the Irish Revolution’ every Wednesday evening in March at 7.00pm. The second lecture in the series was delivered by Prof. Terence Dooley (Maynooth…

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23 February 2019: Launch of MSPC Brigade Activity Reports, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin 6

On Saturday 23 February 2019 the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection took place at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation…

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21 January 2019: ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil’, Galway/Claregalway, Co. Galway

On Monday 21 January 2019 Galway County Council presented two lectures, to be delivered twice in two separate venues, to mark the centenary of the first Dáil. The first lecture, entitled ‘Revolution at the ballot box: County Galway and the 1918 general election’ was delivered by Conor McNamara, and the second lecture, entitled ‘From suffrage…

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15 January 2019: Irish Historical Society symposium: ‘1919: The first Dáil and the Democratic Programme’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 15 January 2019 the Irish Historical Society presented a symposium entitled ‘1919: The first Dáil and the Democratic Programme’. The Democratic Programme adopted at the first meeting of Dáil Éireann on 21 January 1919 declared that the ‘Nation’s sovereignty extends … to all its material possessions, the Nation’s soil and all its resources, all…

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4 December 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate was hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the global…

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