International Women’s Day Cahir

Unique community initiative in Cahir celebrates International Women’s Day People of the town wake up to surprise installation overnight. Cahir, 8 March 2021 – In a unique community initiative, compliant with COVID-19 restrictions and supported by Tipperary County Council and Cahir Social and Historical Society, Cahir is today celebrating International Women’s Day. By stealth and under…

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Enjoy this Virtual Tour of the Pop Up Women’s Museum.
Listen to the story of 100 Years of Women in Irish Politics and Public Life

1918-1929 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000-2018 Introduction to the Virtual Tour of the Pop-Up Museum, ‘Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018’ We hope that you enjoy this narrated virtual tour of ‘Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018’ – an innovative Pop-Up Museum, curated by…

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Decade of Centenaries Schools Irish History Competition for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2021

As part of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ commemorations, the Department of Education is inviting schools and students at all levels of primary and post-primary schools across Ireland, in the 2020/2021 school year, to enter the annual schools’ history competition. The selected themes have a particular link to events of a century ago across the island of…

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Stirring Up the Nation: Revolutionary Women 1912-1923.

Stirring Up the Nation: Revolutionary Women 1912-1923. The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee is delighted to present historian and author Liz Gillis in conversation with Mario Corrigan of the County Kildare Library Service, filmed at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.   Liz is the author of six books about the Irish Revolution including ‘Revolution…

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Peace After the Final Battle

Historian John Dorney and New Island Books have very kindly shared a short extract from John’s new book, Peace After the Final Battle. The book is available to buy *here* Extract: By the winter of 1920, following the deployment of British reinforcements in the form ‘Black and Tan’ recruits to the RIC and the Auxiliary…

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The Year 1920 – Irish Trailblazers, National and International

The Year 1920 – Irish Trailblazers, National and International A special lunchtime event, hosted online by Dr Sinéad McCoole, on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 You are invited to attend this lunchtime lecture, which takes place online next Tuesday, 22nd September, from 1 pm to 2 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. You can…

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Sexual violence in Revolutionary Ireland

A new TG4 programme (full details below) examines the use of sexual violence against women, a topic covered by a History Ireland Hedge School Nov 2019, available to listen *here* Also covered in the History Ireland Nov/Dec 2019 issue Cogadh ar Mhná TG4 Wednesday September 23rd at 9.30pm YouTube clip: https://youtu.be/1dZCT9Wpiok Why is it that…

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Women on Wednesday: Margaret Buckley

Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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Women on Wednesday: Louisa Bennett

Decade of Centenaries and Dictionary of Irish Biography are collaborating on showcasing women of the early twentieth century who strove for Irish Independence; for female suffrage; to improve the lives of women in poverty; and to improve the standard of care for children. These women worked hard throughout their lives to improve the lives of…

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