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.

Kerry: from the library archives

 

Kerry – May 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-may-4th-2021-235449 Kerry – June 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-june-1st-2021-238550 Kerry – July 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-july-6th-2021-242757

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The Revolutionary Pat Keating of Comeragh

 

New Booklet on IRA Leader Pat Keating Launches on Friday 30th July March 2021 marked the 100-year anniversary of the death of local IRA leader Pat Keating during the War of Independence. Fatally wounded in the Burgery Ambush, Keating’s death at only 25 years of age was a blow to the local IRA movementhe had…

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Custom House Talks: Dan Head

 

Dan Head – the boy in the picture. On May 25th, 1921, the last major action by the IRA in the War of Independence took place when almost 300 men and many women took part in an attack on Dublin’s Custom House, the financial heart of British rule in Ireland, intent on burning all documentation…

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Donegal Centenary Lectures 2021

 
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Roger Casement Commemoration

 
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‘The truce of 11 July 1921: A natural end to the War of Independence or sowing the seeds of Civil War?’

 

“The truce of 11 July 1921: A natural end to the War of Independence or sowing the seeds of Civil War?” Available on Galway Beo Facebook page and Galway Beo YouTube Channel Sunday 11 July 2021 at 1pm This lecture explores the events surrounding the truce of 11 July 1922 that brought an end to…

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Dr Conor McNamara: Galway County Council Historian-in-Residence for 2021

 

Galway County Council Appoints Historian-in-Residence for 2021 As part of its commitment to the current programme of commemorative events connected with the ongoing Decade of Commemorations 2013–2023, Galway County Council is delighted to announce that Dr Conor McNamara has been appointed to the position of Historian-in-Residence for 2021. The decade 1913-1923 was one of the…

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Monaghan’s War of Independence

 

Streaming on https://www.facebook.com/MonaghanCountyMuseum/

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Seminar: The Military Aspects of the War of Independence, 1919-1921

 
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The Forgotten Ten

 
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