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.

23 February 2012: Babies on Board: The 1916 Rising

 

‘Babies on Board’ is a regular series of family-friendly events at the National Museum of Ireland. At the ‘1916 Rising’ event on 23 February 2012, parents and their children were given an opportunity to discover more about the 1916 Rising with curator Sandra Heise. The group were given the chance to examine important documents from…

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8 February 2012: Churchill Address centenary in Belfast

 

The Belfast Celtic Society staged an event – “Winston for Paradise,” which took place at St Mary’s University College on the hundredth anniversary of Winston Churchill’s speech in favour of Home Rule in Belfast. Organised by the Belfast Celtic Society, a special dramatic production, Home Rule, saw local actor Alan McKee deliver the speech made…

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6 January 2012: The Howth Gun-Running 1914 – Arms for the Rising: Curator's Talk

 

The Curator of the Asgard exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, Sandra Heise, gave a 30 minute talk on 6 January detailing how, in July 1914, Asgard sailed into Dublin carrying a shipment of guns for the Irish Volunteers, setting the stage for Easter 1916. This was the first event in the lead up…

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The importation of military weapons into Ireland prohibited by royal proclamation

 

Date Wednesday, 4 December 1913  

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Irish Volunteers launched at Rotunda Rink, Dublin

 

Location Dublin Date Monday, 25 November 1913 The Irish Volunteers launched at Rotunda Rink, Dublin, in response to MacNeill’s article

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Publication of Eoin MacNeill’s article ‘The North Began’ in the Gaelic League organ An Claidheamh Soluis, advocating formation of nationalist equivalent to UVF

 

Date Friday, 1 November 1913 Publication of Eoin MacNeill’s article ‘The North Began’ in the Gaelic League organ An Claidheamh Soluis, advocating formation of nationalist equivalent to UVF. From Century Ireland: Read ‘The North Began’.

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Imprisonment of James Larkin for use of seditious language

 

Date Monday, 27 Oct 1913

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Meeting of Protestants hostile to Ulster Unionist resistance to Home Rule takes place in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

 

Date Thursday, 24 Oct 1913

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In a letter to the Freeman’s Journal, Archbishop Walsh of Dublin denounces a plan to evacuate the children of Dublin workers to Britain

 

Date Monday, 21 Oct 1913

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George Russell (AE) publishes open letter in Irish Times in response to the Dublin Lockout: ‘To the masters of Dublin’

 

Date Monday, 7 October 1913

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