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.

13 July 2013: National War Memorial Garden commemoration

 

Wreaths are laid each July (the Saturday nearest 11 July) in the National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in memory of Irish losses in the Battle of the Somme and the Great War. Wreaths were also laid by diplomatic representatives, ex-service organisations and other bodies. The ceremony was arranged by the Royal British Legion with the…

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2 July 2013: Dublin Tenement Experience: Living the Lockout

 

The Dublin Tenement Experience consisted of a 35-minute drama performed by the award-winning ANU Productions in an original tenement building – 14 Henrietta Street. The project was developed as part of the centenary of the 1913 Lockout and embarked on an enormously popular run from 2 July to 31 August 2013.       Alongside…

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1 July 2013: Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, Belfast

 

Joe Costello TD, Minister for Trade and Development, attended a commemorative service at the cenotaph at Belfast City Hall to mark the 97th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, on 1 July 1916.   Minister Costello attended the ceremony at the invitation of Belfast City Council, and laid a wreath in…

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21 June 2013: Minister opens Primary School Access Project, NCAD

 

On Friday 21 June 2013 Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht opened the ‘Primary School Access Project – 1913 Tapestry Project’ in the National College of Art and Design, Thomas Street, Dublin. The aim of the project is to introduce young children from the local community to the possibilities of studying…

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26 May 2013: Unveiling of plaque to James Plunkett, author of Strumpet City

 

On 26 May Cllr. Kieran Binchy, of Dublin City Council, unveiled a plaque to the author James Plunkett at Synge St CBS in Dublin, the school that Plunkett had attended as a child.   There was also a reading from Plunkett’s 1969 novel Strumpet City, which was chosen by Dublin City Libraries as its ‘One…

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23 May 2013: Irish Military Park project: Sod turning ceremony

 

On 23 May 2013 Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, has turned the first sod on the Irish Military Park and Museum at Starinagh, Collon. The project was conceived by William Sullivan, a farmer and entrepreneur with land holdings in both Meath and Louth. A life-long collector of military memorabilia, Mr…

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21 May 2013: Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lectures in Legal Bibliography: ‘Was Michael Collins a terrorist or a human rights worker?’

 

Date Tuesday, 21 May 2013 On Tuesday 21 May 2013, Conor Gearty (left), Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), delivered the 29th Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lecture in Legal Bibliography in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2.       This ongoing biannual series, based in Dublin,…

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8 May 2013: 1916 commemoration ceremony, Arbour Hill

 

  The Annual 1916 Commemoration Ceremony took place on Wednesday 8 May at the Church of the Most Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, Dublin. It was attended by President Michael D. Higgins and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, along with members of the government and the Defence Forces attended. The Church of Ireland Archibishop of Dublin,…

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7 May 2013: Launch of Century Ireland project by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD, in partnership with Boston College and RTE

 

Date Tuesday, 7 May 2013 On Tuesday 7 May 2013 Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, officially launched Century Ireland, a major new online news service which will chart both ground-breaking and everyday news events which took place from the time of the Home Rule debate to the Civil War (1913…

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25 April 2013: ANZAC Day

 

The annual dawn ceremony to commemorate ANZAC DAy was held at 6.30am in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin 7, on 25 April 2013. ANZAC Day honours the men and women of Australia and New Zealand who have died in war. It was originally established to commemorate the 8,000 members of the Australia and New Zealand Army…

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