Saol na nDaoine ar Chósta an Chopair 1912-1923

A new local history exhibition will open to the public on the last weekend in August. Saol na nDaoine ar Chósta an Chopair features history, folklore, pictures and artefacts illustrating life onWaterford’s Copper Coast in the early decades of the 20 th Century, against the particular backdrop ofthe years 1912 to 1923, which was a…

Read More

The Irish Women Workers’ Union, 1911-1984

Teatime Talk at 14 Henrietta Street: The Irish Women Workers’ Union, 1911-1984.  Wednesday, May 10 at 6:00pm (in-person).  Dr James Curry will provide a brief illustrated history of the Irish Women Workers’ Union, founded in 1911.The talk will examine the fluctuating fortunes of the union during its 73 year existence, and look at a selection…

Read More

Waterford and the Farm Labourers’ Strike of 1923

As part of their ongoing commemorations programme the Waterford CommemorationsCommittee are hosting a seminar on May 4th in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan to mark the FarmLabourers’ strike of 100 years ago in 1923. Attendance at the seminar is free of charge. Registration *here* The half day seminar involves presentations by Dr Emmett O’Connor, Dr Pat…

Read More

Hands-on History: ‘Unconvertible Rebels’- The Women of Revolutionary Ireland

Join National Museum of Ireland educators for Hands-on History: ‘Unconvertible Rebels’- The Women of Revolutionary Ireland, an interactive handling session with objects from the Museum’s handling collection that reflect a history of women’s activism during the revolutionary era of 1913-1923. This handling session will feature objects, such as bullets, pamphlets and badges, representing the many roles…

Read More

Laois Decade of Centenaries Lectures

Laois Libraries in collaboration with Terry Dunne, Laois Historian-in-Residence, is delighted to present two online history talk in March. The first talk, The Dublin Guard in the Civil War by John Dorney, takes place on Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 7 pm. This online event tells the story of Mick Dunne, who was of Portarlington-extraction,…

Read More

Poetry as Commemoration (Kilkenny/Tipperary/Wexford)

Poetry as Commemoration workshops coming to Kilkenny Dates: Wednesdays 8th & 15th of March  Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm. Location: Kilkenny City Branch Library, John’s Quay. Poet and fiction writer, Mary O’Donnell, will lead two Poetry as Commemoration workshops at Kilkenny City Branch Library during which  participants will respond to local and national archival material from the War of…

Read More

Decade of Centenaries Bursary

Royal Irish Academy opens local history research fund for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries Programme The Royal Irish Academy are pleased to open the Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme onceagain, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries,supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts,…

Read More