Kathleen

Visual artist Leah Hilliard announces the premiere of ‘KATHLEEN’ celebrating the remarkable story of Meath-born activist and journalist Kathleen Napoli McKenna Kathleen Napoli McKenna (1897-1988) born in Oldcastle, Co. Meath, was a witness and a contributor to one of the most significant times in Ireland’s history. In her work producing the Irish Bulletin for the…

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Stories of those who taught and studied at MIC during Irish Revolution remembered in new publication

Pictured above, l to r: Dr Brian Hughes, Benjamin Ragan, Dr Liam Chambers. A new collaboration between Mary Immaculate College (MIC) historians and Limerick City & County Council explores how everyday life, teaching and learning continued – sometimes with difficulty – throughout the turbulent period of the Irish Revolution. Produced as part of Limerick City & County Council’s Decade…

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Laois and Ireland in Revolution

Laois County Library and Laois Historian-in-Residence, Terry Dunne, are hosting a three part series of online talks exploring Laois and Ireland in revolution. Revolutionary Women, the first talk in the series, will take place online on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 8 pm. Join Sinéad Holland (Laois Local Studies) and Terry Dunne (Laois Historian-in-Residence) as…

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Four Courts 100

Four Courts 100 The Decade of Centenary Commemorations Committee will commemorate the historic events of 1922 over the coming months. To find out more about our programme of events please download our Centenary Programme.. To keep everyone informed of all our commemoration plans, and to share a day by day account of events during the occupation…

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Annie Vivanti – An Anglo-Italian Writer and Irish Independence

Tuesday 12 April, 7pm Speaker: Dr Bianca Rita Cataldi Annie Vivanti (1866-1942) was a prolific Anglo-Italian writer who spent her life between Italy, England, Switzerland, Ireland and the United States. A transnational artist and intellectual, Vivanti married the Anglo-Irish lawyer John Smith Chartres, a member of Sinn Féin. In retracing the steps of her adventurous and…

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‘The True Story of a Revolution’ – the Unpublished Memoir of Emily Ussher

Emily Ussher (née Jebb), image courtesy of Henrietta, Lady Staples, via William Fraher, Waterford County Museum. April’s Archive of the Month from the RCB Library will present another of its digitized sources as a further contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. This is the memoir of Emily Ussher, of Cappagh House, near Dungarvan in Co. Waterford, who described unfolding events…

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‘The Women’s Mission’: an examination of Irish women’s political movements in the 19th century and their role in the fight for women’s franchise

Monday, 7th March @ 7pm, online.  by Dr Ciara Stewart Register *here* This lecture will conduct an examination of nineteenth century Irish women’s political movements and how they contributed to the eventual realisation of the vote for certain women in 1918. Often, when discussing women’s franchise, much of the focus is on the militant actions…

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Ireland 1922: Women in independence, partition and civil war

Ireland 1922: Women in independence, partition and civil war Tuesday, 1st February 1, 6-7PM Online/ Free, no booking required  Join The Royal Irish Academy on Brigid’s Day to commemorate the Women of 1922, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs. From the handover of Dublin Castle, to the dawning of a new border across…

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Women of Independence

Women of Independence Women of Independence is a filmed theatrical performance that presents the real-life experiences of four Irish women during the War of Independence through a cast of community actors. Produced by An Táin Arts Centre in association with Upstate Theatre Project Women of Independence is Part II of the Remembrance Trilogy and the…

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