Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War

Dundalk Library will host an event with Ardee historian Dr Síobhra Aiken in conversation with Louth County Council Historian in Residence Dr. Thomas Tormey entitled Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War. It will be held in Dundalk Library on Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm as part of the Louth County Council Decade…

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Divided Families: The Civil War in Drogheda

The Old Drogheda Society will be holding its Annual John Boyle O’Reilly School in the Governor’s House, Millmount on Saturday July 2nd  between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The theme is “Divided Families The Civil War in Drogheda” and examines the social and political scene in Drogheda and its surroundings as the Irish War of Independence ends and…

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Conservation Conversation

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 7 – 8:15pm Unlocking the Past – Preserving the Future An online roundtable discussion organised by the Beyond 2022 Project supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub. Leading conservators from the Core Partner institutions within the Beyond 2022 research programme discuss the challenge of safeguarding historical documents and show how extraordinary new technologies are unlocking…

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The Irish Civil War National Conference 2022

On 15-18 June, University College Cork will host a national conference to mark the centenary of the Irish Civil War. Supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the four-day conference is one of the key events in the State’s Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022.Over 130 scholars will…

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Life Goes On

A collaborative multi-media art exhibition opens May 16, marking the centenary of the withdrawal of the British Army from Kildare in 1922 Image:                 ‘Not All Streets Are Paved With Gold’, porcelain sculpture, by Eleanor Swan Time and Location:  10.30am, Monday 16th May, Bord na Móna, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare When shoe lasts and…

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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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Archives and Memory, North and South

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 7 – 8:15pmFrom the 1690s to 1922, the role of Chief Secretary of Ireland evolved to become the most important administrator in the country. Archives North and South reveals the benefits of deepening archival collaboration by examining the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and its significant pre-1900 Chief Secretaries’ collections, alongside the National Archives…

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