FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Louth County Council Festival of History

The Louth County Council Festival of History, September 24-28th. This initiative is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.’ With a diverse range of speakers from the top of their fields, this Festival promises to be an exciting progression from last year.…

Kilkenny: Decade of Centenaries 2019 Programme of events

                                       Decade of Centenaries 2019 Programme of events Each of these initiatives is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme. For full details see…

1919 Revisited: a symposium in honour of John Devoy

Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre   Tuesday, 17th September 2019 DeValera Library, Ennis at 1pm and Shannon Library at 6pm   A War of Independence story that no one has told.   This play is a jolt back in time to a…

Guerrilla War in Clare

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event Lecture: ‘Guerrilla War in Clare’ by Dr. Joe Power DeValera Public Library, Ennis at 6.30pm, Tuesday, 17th September 2019.   Dr Joe Power is a historian who specialises in local history with many published titles to his name on various aspects of Clare history including…

Exhibition and Film Screening: ‘The Limerick Soviet: the General Strike of 1919’

A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event (Fri 13th Sept – Fri 4th Oct 2019) Exhibition and Film Screening: ‘The Limerick Soviet: the General Strike of 1919’ Shannon Public Library In April 1919, a general strike took place in Limerick City where for two weeks, workers took over the city controlling food…

The Douglas Hyde Conference 2019

Comhairle Chontae Ros Comáin Douglas Hyde Conference: The Road to Democracy The Douglas Hyde Conference 2019, organised by Roscommon County Council, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Arts Council takes place on Friday 27th September at the Northern & Western Regional Assembly Rooms, Ballaghaderreen. This one day programme is part…

Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition tells the story of this conflict in the capital. Dublin was the seat of the British administration in Ireland and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the…

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation concert was first performed in McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare in October 2017 advance of a trip to Lexington, Kentucky as part of a twinning anniversary. The reaction amongst the American, French and Irish audiences in the USA was such that it was performed again to a full house in…