War of Independence

23 February 2019: Launch of MSPC Brigade Activity Reports, Military Archives, 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 will take 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…

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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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1 December 2018: ‘Waterford in 1918: The contribution of Cathal Brugha’, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

On Saturday 1 December 2018 a conference on Waterford in 1918: The Contribution of Cathal Brugha took place in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, to explore the contribution of Cathal Brugha (1874-1922) to Waterford and national politics. While Brugha is well known as a prominent figure at a national level during the Irish Revolution, his connections with …

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17 October 2018: Launch of ‘Michael Collins: The man and the revolution’, GPO Witness History, Dublin 1

On Wednesday 17 October 2018 GPO Witness History hosted the launch of Anne Dolan and William Murphy’s Michael Collins: The man and the revolution. Drawing on archives in Ireland, Britain and the United States, this new fully illustrated biography approaches the iconic figure of Collins through the eyes of contemporaries and historians, friends and enemies, this provocative…

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