National and Local

The Local Government Archivists and Records Managers in association with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have produced this booklet outlining the events of the local elections in 1920.

These were the first elections in Ireland to use Proportional Representation (PR) and the elections were undertaken while Ireland was still gripped by the War of Independence.

Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme – Kevin Barry and the Oral Tradition

 

Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme – Kevin Barry and the Oral Tradition When Kevin Barry was executed, on November 1st, 1920, he had packed a lot of living into his eighteen years on this earth. From his own comments and letters, from comments of family and friends, we know that he played rugby…

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Monaghan War of Independence

 

Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919- 1921 Working in collaboration with Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University, Monaghan County Museum has published a new booklet to accompany their exhibition (link to the booklet below):   Using stunning imagery, objects, film and first-hand accounts as well as new research into the history of the conflict in Monaghan….

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Tipperary and the War of Independence

 

Tipperary Museum is holding its 8th Annual Lecture Series from October 2020 –  April 2021.  The focus of this year’s series is on The War of Independence in Ireland, with particular reference to Tipperary.  As we remember the events of 100 years ago that led to Irish Independence, this series will look at local, national…

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1920 Local Elections commemorative booklet

 

The Local Government Archivists and Records Managers in association with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have produced this booklet outlining the events of the local elections in 1920. These were the first elections in Ireland to use Proportional Representation (PR) and the elections were undertaken while Ireland was still gripped by the…

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The Year 1920 – Irish Trailblazers, National and International

 

The Year 1920 – Irish Trailblazers, National and International A special lunchtime event, hosted online by Dr Sinéad McCoole, on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 You are invited to attend this lunchtime lecture, which takes place online next Tuesday, 22nd September, from 1 pm to 2 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. You can…

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Sexual violence in Revolutionary Ireland

 

A new TG4 programme (full details below) examines the use of sexual violence against women, a topic covered by a History Ireland Hedge School Nov 2019, available to listen *here* Also covered in the History Ireland Nov/Dec 2019 issue Cogadh ar Mhná TG4 Wednesday September 23rd at 9.30pm YouTube clip: https://youtu.be/1dZCT9Wpiok Why is it that…

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A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson

 

A Commemorative Plaque to Bulmer Hobson On Saturday 19 September, the Castleconnell Historical Society will unveil a plaque to the Irish revolutionary, Quaker and publisher, Bulmer Hobson. The event will happen in the garden of #1 The Tontines, Castleconnell, the house where Hobson died in his sleep on 8 August 1969. Born in Belfast in…

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Bloody Sunday 1920-2020 @ GAA Museum Croke Park

 

GAA Museum announces plans to remember Bloody Sunday 100 years later.       Centenary events series launched to mark 100th anniversary of  Bloody Sunday atrocity at Croke Park. The GAA Museum at Croke Park has launched a poignant commemorative events series to mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday, the darkest day in the history of…

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GAA Museum ‘Remembering Bloody Sunday’

 

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