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War of Independence

Launch of History Competition for Schools 2020

Launch of History Competition for Schools 2020 The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ Irish History competition for schools (primary and post-primary) is an annual competition sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the School of History, UCC. It is also supported by History Ireland magazine. Students may enter the competition with projects in either English or Irish.…

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Louth County Council Festival of History

The Louth County Council Festival of History, September 24-28th. This initiative is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.’ With a diverse range of speakers from the top of their fields, this Festival promises to be an exciting progression from last year.…

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Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre   Tuesday, 17th September 2019 DeValera Library, Ennis at 1pm and Shannon Library at 6pm   A War of Independence story that no one has told.   This play is a jolt back in time to a…

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Guerrilla War in Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Lecture: ‘Guerrilla War in Clare’ by Dr. Joe Power DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm, Tuesday, 17th September 2019.   Dr Joe Power is a historian who specialises in local history with many published titles to his name on various aspects of Clare history including…

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History Ireland Hedge School: The War of Independence in Co Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event on Saturday, 14th September 2019 History Ireland Hedge School The War of Independence in Co Clare David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish Life 1913-1921: provincial experience of war and revolution (1977) reassessed. Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis at 2 – 3.15pm Clare County Library presents a History…

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Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition tells the story of this conflict in the capital. Dublin was the seat of the British administration in Ireland and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the…

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The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 – a lecture series.

What happened in Ireland after the 1916 Rising? How did the political, economic and social landscape change and what brought about independence in 1922? Listen back (link here) to a three-part lecture series delivered by Brian Hanley (then Dublin City Council’s Historians-in-Residence for Dublin City Library & Archive). The lecture topics are: Lecture 1- Ireland…

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