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.

Upcoming Cork Events

 

Some news from Cork County Council: Date/Time: Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 19:30 Event: Illustrated Lecture: The Burning of Cork Location: Contact Kieran (kierangroeger@mac.com ) if you wish to attend any or all of the talks. A link will then be posted to you the night before each talk. All talks are on Zoom and…

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‘The Rineen Reprisals’

 

‘The Rineen Reprisals’ – @ClareFM documentary. Researched and written by Dr Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc & produced by Padraic Flaherty. Available *here*

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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…

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Machnamh 100

 
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History on your Doorstep

 

Dublin City Council’s Historians in Residence (HIRs) and historian Liz Gillis, have written a special commemorative edition of the popular series History on Your Doorstep dedicated to Bloody Sunday. The book is free and will be available to pick up in any Dublin City Library once public health restrictions permit branches to open again. An electronic (pdf) version…

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Interview with Michael Foley

 

Interview on Bloody Sunday with author of The Bloodied Field Michael Foley that took place as part of the Irish Military Seminar in Newbridge recently.   This talk was supported by the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative. The…

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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…

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County Longford and the War of Independence

 
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Peace After the Final Battle

 

Historian John Dorney and New Island Books have very kindly shared a short extract from John’s new book, Peace After the Final Battle. The book is available to buy *here* Extract: By the winter of 1920, following the deployment of British reinforcements in the form ‘Black and Tan’ recruits to the RIC and the Auxiliary…

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‘Changing Times’ Loughrea Memorial Group Virtual Conference

 

‘Changing Times’ Loughrea Memorial Group Virtual Conference 5th November A great programme of talks from 1.00 – 4.30pm here on their Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/Galway-Beo-102500174744778 This conference ‘Changing Times’ has been organised by Galway County Council’s Heritage Office in partnership with Loughrea Memorial Group.

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