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.

The Forgotten Ten

 
Read More...

Irish Military Seminar

 

5th Irish Military Seminar (2021) The Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee are pleased to present the 5th annual Irish Military Seminar. The 2021 programme of free events is taking place online due to the current public health guidelines. The War of Independence, World War I, Strongbow and the extensive collections of the Military Archives are…

Read More...

A Timeline of the War of Independence in Co. Kildare 1919-1922

 

Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme has produced a new publication, detailing many events that took place throughout County Kildare during the War of Independence period. The launch of this book on the 100th anniversary of the burning of the Custom House, Dublin, on 25 May 1921 marks Co. Kildare’s participation in the War of Independence. It will be of interest to anyone…

Read More...

Pat Walsh Centenary Commemoration

 

Pat Walsh: The Life and Legacy of an Irish Revolutionary Captain Pat Walsh and his comrade Seán Quinn both died following an encounter with Crown Forces on the hills of Tullaroan, Co Kilkenny in May 1921. The memorial group in Kilkenny have produced a one hour documentary on the life of Pat Walsh and will…

Read More...

Planting a Parliament: partition and the foundation of Northern Ireland, 1920-22

 

This online exhibition examines the early history and foundation of Northern Ireland, through objects, photographs and images from the museum’s collection.  The story of Lisburn, a thriving market town at the heart of the Lagan Valley is set against the momentous events of 100 years ago, which led to the transformation of political, economic, civic…

Read More...

The War of Independence in Dublin Port and inner city

 

Dublin Port Co. & East Wall History Group present a free online lecture series to mark the Centenary of the battle that took place at the London and North Western Hotel at the North Wall, Dublin on April 11th, 1921. Registration is required, with limited spaces available across five dates throughout April & May. For more information…

Read More...

‘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…

Read More...

Minister Catherine Martin announces 5 new Artists-in-Residence under the Decade of Centenaries Programme

 

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin T.D. has announced 5 selected artists-in-residence under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme. The Department scheme underpinning the selection is a partnership with the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the National Archives, the Military Archives and Beyond 2022|Ireland’s…

Read More...

Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative video

 

Fingal County Council has launched a commemorative documentary which is a fitting and lasting reminder of the amount of preparation and commitment local groups and Elected Representatives from Balbriggan put into the planning of the commemoration of the Sack of Balbriggan centenary, which occurred last year. More details *here* The video is available to view…

Read More...

Revolutionary Ireland with Lorcan Collins

 

Burning of the Custom House; May 1921 In this episode Lorcan Collins is joined by Mícheál Ó Doibhilín, Liz Gillis and Las Fallon, the organisers of the Burning of the Custom House Centenary Conference. The Custom House in Dublin was set on fire on 25 May 1921 and contributed to the declaration of a Truce…

Read More...