‘Irish Civil War Memory from an Oral History Perspective’

Limerick History Research Seminar Series, 2021-2 Organised by the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History, University of Limerick Tuesday, 16 Nov. 2021, 5.30pm via Microsoft Teams Professor Gavin Foster (Concordia University), ‘Irish Civil War Memory from an Oral History Perspective’ The event is free, and all are welcome, but registration…

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Ireland and the ‘Greater War’ in Europe – compare and contrast

Ireland and the ‘Greater War’ in Europe—compare and contrast While there were optimistic hopes that the First World War or ‘Great War’ would be ‘the war to endall wars’, post-1918 Europe, including Ireland, instead experienced a ‘Greater War’—a series of civil,border and ethnic conflicts—that lasted at least until 1923. How did Ireland fit into that…

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Shadows from the Trenches. Veterans of the Great War and the Irish Revolution, 1918-1923

Speaker: Dr Emmanuel Destenay, Sorbonne Université 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Irish War of Independence and represents an opportunity to shed new light on the roles played by British veterans.  Join Dr Emmanuel Destenay as he tracks their trajectories, illuminating their hopes, expectations and uncertainties. Available here: https://nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173616360

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National Concert Hall

National Concert Hall Presents Treaty: Songs With Lisa O’Neill, Gemma Dunleavy, John Spillane, Karan Casey, Maija Sofia, Duke Special, Jonathan Nangle & Crash Ensemble and more to be announced. Special guest Christy Moore Saturday 11th December, 8pm December 1921 saw Irish representatives gather to debate the Anglo-Irish Treaty at the Kevin Barry Rooms at Earlsfort…

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‘Admirals for a Day’: Take-over of the Kildare Street club by the anti-Treaty Republicans in May 1922

Wednesday 5 May, 7.30pm Cormac  O’Malley will read an unpublished humorous but historic vignette written in 1935 by his War of Independence father, General Ernie O’Malley, called ‘Admirals for a Day’. Following the reading, Cormac O’Malley and Charles Lysaght will discuss the takeover of the Kildare Street Club (KSC) by Republican soldiers in May 1922 just…

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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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Special Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying

A special ecumenical service of commemoration and wreath-laying was held at the Irish National War Memorial in Islandbridge on 11 July at 12.30pm. This annual Somme time event is arranged and led by the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland District with the co-operation and assistance of the Irish Government. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this…

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