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.

19-20 October 2012: Home Rule conference, UCC

 

A major international conference on the Irish Home Rule Crisis of 1912 took place in UCC on 19-20 October 2012.   The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, was the key speaker at the event. On foot of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech in October, outlining the British Government’s approach to the commemoration of…

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15 September 2012: Opening of Ulster Covenant exhibition, Letterkenny

 

Donegal County Museum worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Thiepval Memorial Loyal Orange Order Convoy 1005 and the Donegal Ulster Centenaries Committee to create this exhibition, which tells the story of the signing of the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant. Through images and text, the exhibition places the signing of the Covenant…

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6 September 2012: Ulster Covenant conference

 

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Eamon Gilmore TD, travelled to London on Thursday 6 September, where he delivered an address at King’s College London, opening an academic conference entitled “The Ulster Covenant 1912 – 2012″. The conference was organised by the Irish Studies Seminar group in cooperation with the Embassy…

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8 August 2012: Launch of 'Asgard' exhibition in National Museum

 

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks entitled Asgard: The 1914 Howth Gun Running Vessel Conserved.   The iconic yacht Asgard was formerly owned by the British officer turned Irish nationalist and writer Erskine Childers, and his wife Molly. Asgard…

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8 July 2012: National Day of Commemoration

 

The annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars, or on service with the United Nations, was held at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks on Sunday, July 2012. The ceremony was open to the public   The ceremony, which has traditionally been held…

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7 July 2012: National War Memorial Garden Commemoration

 

Wreaths are laid each July in the National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in memory of Irish losses in the Battle of the Somme and the Great War.   Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, laid a wreath on behalf of the Government at this year’s event. Wreaths were also laid by…

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7 August 2012: Launch of Bureau of Military History website

 

On 7 August 2012 Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched the Bureau of Military History website at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin. This project was undertaken by the Defence Forces Military Archives,in collaboration with the National Archives (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) and the Department of Defence. The project involved the…

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22-24 June 2012: Byrne Perry Summer School, Gorey

 

  Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD officially opened the eighteenth Byrne-Perry Summer School in Gorey, Co Wexford on 22 June 2012. The theme of the 2012 school was ‘A Decade of Commemorations’.     At the opening, Minister Deenihan spoke of the importance of inclusivity in commemorations, saying that ‘my goal…

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25-25 May 2012: The third Home Rule crisis: Centenary perspectives, National Library

 

  The National Library of Ireland held a two-day conference on the Third Home Rule Crisis on 25-26 May 2012. The speakers at this event, and the titles of their lectures, were as follows:       Dr James McConnel University of Northumbria): ‘Coming events cast their shadows before’: Imagining Home Rule before the Rising.  …

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23 May 2012: Launch of 'Revolutionary States: Home Rule & Modern Ireland', Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane

 

 April 2012 marked the centenary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to the British parliament. Although passed, Home Rule was never implemented due to the outbreak of World War I. Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane marked this historic milestone with the exhibition, Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland, which explored…

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