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Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 Minister Martin announces funding of €50,000 for every local authority in 2021 under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., today announced funding of €1.75 million for local authorities in 2021 to support their leading role in developing community-led…

Crowdfunding the Revolution

A new publication by Patrick O’Sullivan Greene, from Eastwood Books, offers a fascinating account of Michael Collin’s entrepreneurial approach to building the new Irish State. Featured below is a short extract. The book is available to buy *here* Extract from Crowdfunding the Revolution: Terence MacSwiney: Forgotten role in the success of the First Dáil Loan…

RDS Library Speaker Series. John Bowman Curates. History: why it matters.

Wednesday 9th October RDS @ 6.30pm. Free event, booking required *here*

Re-thinking the Revolution?

Re-thinking the Revolution? Annual Seminar of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups   Date: 12 October 2019 Venue: Kilcullen Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare Time: 11.00 – 1.00 p.m. Free Event.   Launch of the CD ‘Songs from the Short Grass’ by Darren Brereton and friends. This is an album of Kildare songs…

1919 Revisited – A symposium in honour of John Devoy

1919 Revisited – A symposium in honour of John Devoy   Date: 28 September 2019 Venue: McAuley, Place, Naas, Co. Kildare Time: 9.15 a.m. – 1.15 p.m. Free Event.   Speakers: David McCullagh, author & broadcaster Liz Gillis, author & historian James Lawler T.D. Mario Corrigan James Durney   Topics: De Valera in America The…

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.…

The Wind That Shakes The Barley: with author and historian Liz Gillis

The Wind That Shakes The Barley: with author and historian Liz Gillis Date: 16 October 2019 Venue: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Time: 8.00pm Free Event. The 2019 Kildare Readers’ Festival has teamed up with the Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee to screen Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley – a…

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