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Wednesday 5 May, 7.30pm Cormac  O’Malley will read an unpublished humorous but historic vignette written in 1935 by his War of Independence father, General Ernie O’Malley, called ‘Admirals for a Day’.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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Beyond 2022: Ireland's Virtual Record Treasury

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The destruction…

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Updated Date: Launch of History Competition for Schools 2020

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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20 March 2019: Glasnevin Trust/TCD Spring lecture on ‘”This is supposed to be a civilised country and part of Great Britain!” Southern Irish Loyalists and Revolution’, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin 11

In March 2019 Glasnevin Trust, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin,  hosted its annual Spring lecture series on the theme of ‘Social History and the Irish Revolution’ every Wednesday evening in March at 7.00pm. The third lecture in the series was delivered by Dr Brian Hughes (Mary Immaculate…

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23 February 2019: Launch of MSPC Brigade Activity Reports, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin 6

On Saturday 23 February 2019 the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection took place at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation…

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