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.

8 April 2013: Easter Rising commemoration, Glasnevin Cemetery

 

On 8 April 2013 a commemorative event was held at Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the 97th anniversary of the Easter Rising. The centrepiece was the raising of the tricolour at 9:30am on Easter Sunday morning by a colour party from the Eastern Command of the Irish Army, Óglaigh na hÉireann, and the playing of the national anthem by a…

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3 April 2013: '16 Lives' launch

 

On 3 April 2013 Hodges Figgis bookshop, on Dawson St, Dublin 2, hosted ‘An evening of 16 lives’. The 16 Lives series was launched in 2012 by O’Brien press, and consists of biographies of the 16 men executed for their involvement in the Easter Rising of 1916. Two more titles were published in 2013: Edward…

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31 March 2013: Easter Rising commemoration, GPO, Dublin

 

President Michael D Higgins, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, and Minister for Justice Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD., attended the ceremony to mark the 97th anniversary of the Easter Rising at the GPO on Easter Sunday 31 March 2012. Also in attendance was Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.   President Higgins led the…

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30 March 2013: Unveiling of Headford Ambush Memorial Plaque

 

On Sunday 30 March Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, attended the unveiling of a memorial to the Headford Ambush of 21 March 1921, along with Senator Mark Daly and the transition year class of Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine.   The Headford Ambush, which involved an attack on British troops by member…

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28 March 2013: Launch of ‘Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution 1921 – 1923’, RIA, Dublin

 

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, attended the launch by Mary McAleese of the book Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, 1912-1923, edited by John Horne and Edward Madigan at the Royal Irish Academy. The book is a collection of essays by leading historians, journalists and civic activists debating how to…

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27 March 2013: 'History Ireland Hedge School', Glasnevin Cemetery

 

On Wednesday 27 March 27 Glasnevin Cemetary Museum hosted a History Ireland Hedge School entitled ‘Fusilier or Volunteer: Whom should we commemorate?’. The debate tackled the question of commemoration in relation to both the struggle for independence, and the record of Irish participation in the British armed forces during the First World War. The event…

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25 March 2013: Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations Public Consultation

 

Dr Maurice Manning, chair of the Expert Advisory Group, hosted the first in a series of public consultations on the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ in Askea Parish Centre, Carlow Town on 25 March 2013. The event was opened by Cllr Michael Abbey, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council. Dr Manning gave an outline of the work of…

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21 March 2013: National Library Europeana Collection Day

 

  Europeana (Europe’s digital library, museum and archive), in conjunction with Oxford University, is building the first ever online European archive of private stories and documents from World War One in time for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war in 1914, at Europeana1914-1918 .   The National Library of Ireland invited the…

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10 March 2013: First World War commemoration, Virginia, Co. Cavan

 

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, accompanied by Danny Kennedy MLA, Minister for Regional Development in the Northern Ireland Executive, attended a ceremony in Virginia, County Cavan, in commemoration of the local men who died in the First World War.   A memorial plaque, installed at the courthouse, was dedicated to the…

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23 January 2013: ‘The Dublin Lockout cartoons of Ernest Kavanagh’, National Library

 

On Wednesday 23 January 2013 James Curry of NUI Galway gave a lecture about the life and work of Ernest Kavanagh, an important yet little-known political cartoonist who contributed illustrations on a wide range of subjects – the 1913 Lockout, Home Rule, suffrage, the First World War – to James Larkin’s newspaper The Irish Worker prior to…

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