1. A celebration of Irish women In the Royal Irish Academy, with an exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day. Free entry. 2. The Unmanageable Revolutionaries @ Museum of Literature Ireland, 6.30pm Margaret Skinnider, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Dorothy Macardle – a 1916 sniper and trade unionist, a suffragette and republican political activist, a…

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100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life – a ‘pop-up’ museum in Dublin Castle and a programme of events until May.  This ‘pop-up’ museum was launched in December 2018, by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD on the centenary of the landmark 1918 General Election.  Legislation passed earlier that…

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Recorded on Tuesday 26 November at 7pm @ National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar   How valid is the assumption that because the War of Independence and Civil War are considered ‘low rape’ conflicts there is little to address in the arena of sexual assault?  To consider this question History Ireland editor Tommy Graham was joined, for a ground-breaking…

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The Pat Walsh Memorial Society (Kilkenny) held several events this year, including the parade held during the Pat Walsh Memorial Weekend (2019 parade in picture)   Captain Patrick Walsh DUNNAMAGGIN B. COY. 8th Batt. Kilkenny Brigade I.R.A.         The circumstances of Pat Walsh’s death can be read in Kilkenny: In Times of…

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Loughrea Memorial Group Conference ‘Democracy and the People’ Full details and registration *here* Date: Thursday 7th November 2019 Time: 9.30am – 5pm Venue: Loughrea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea, Co Galway EVENT COST: €10 INCLUDES TEA/COFFEE & LUNCH 9.30 am – 10.00am       Registration & Tea/Coffee 10.00 am – 10.15am    Welcome by Cllr Jimmy McClearn, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council…

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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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A major new national exhibition entitled Women in Politics and Public Life 1918 to 2018 – a Pop-Up Museum is set to go on display in County Roscommon at Áras an Chontae. The exhibition is part of the decade of centenaries programme of Roscommon County Council which explores 100 years of women’s participation in politics…

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The ‘pop-up’ museum ‘100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life’ is currently running at Donegal County Museum until 30 June, 2019. In honour of this, The National Women’s Council of Ireland is hosting an event at the County Museum in Letterkenny – ‘Celebrating Women and 120 years of Local Government’ on Thursday 13th June 11am-2pm…

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