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Loughrea Memorial Group Conference ‘Democracy and the People’

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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Conference: After The War: Peace, Conflict and Trauma.

This conference explores the physical and psychological effects of war and conflict, at home and abroad, on the Irish population in 1919. Saturday, 9th November, 9.30am  – 5pm in the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Benburb Street Booking *here*. This conference is focused on life in Ireland in 1919, and coincides…

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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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Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War.

Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War. Continuities, Ruptures and Legacies (1913-1919)   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IRISH CULTURAL CENTRE Paris, 27 June 2019     THURSDAY 27 JUNE 09:00. Registration/coffee 09:30. Opening talk: Her Excellence Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador for Ireland to France   Panel One: Ireland in War and Revolution Chair: Emmanuel Destenay (University College…

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From Ballots to Bullets

From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919 – Meeting House Square, Temple Bar At the start of 1918, Ireland was at war – fighting for Britain in World War I. By the end of 1919, Ireland was at war with Britain – fighting for independence. From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919 – is open every day at…

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24 November 2018: ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’, Birr, Co. Offaly

On Saturday 24 November 2018 Birr Library hosted a talk by Denis Kirby of the Leinster Regiment Association, entitled ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’. After four years of German occupation the 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) liberated the town of Ledegem in Belgium, after which Martin…

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19 November 2018: ‘Escaping a prison of peoples? 100 years after the collapse of the Habsburg Empire’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Thursday 18 October a new six-part public lecture series entitled  ‘1918 and the New Europe’ began at Trinity College Dublin. The lecture series  will hear from national and international experts who will re-examine the significance of 1918 as the beginning of a new European order. The series will focus on the collapsing empires and the…

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18 November 2018: ‘Gallipoli, the GPO, and Flanders’, Trim, Co. Meath

On Sunday 18 November 2018 S, St Patrick’s Cathedral (COI), Trim, Co. Meath, hosted a performance of composer Michael Holohan’s musical and theatrical piece ‘Gallipoli, the GPO and Flanders’. Drawing on the personal letters and diaries of both his paternal and maternal granduncles and the diary of a British soldier, the composer Michael Holohan has…

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