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.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Historian in Residence

 

Historian in Residence for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2021 Decade of Centenaries programme Tender details *here*

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Roscommon County Council Culture Night Commission

 

Roscommon County Council Culture Night Commission1921::2021 The Culture Night – Decade of Centenaries 1921::2021 Commission marks the second in a series of artisticcommissions inviting artists to reflect on Roscommon’s role in the struggle for independence. The 2021 commission to the value of €15,000 is supported by the Community Strand of the 2021 Decade ofCentenaries Programme…

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Kerry 100 years ago – from the Library archives

 

On the first Tuesday of the month, archivist with Kerry Library, Mike Lynch looks at the events that were making the headlines in Kerry exactly 100 years ago. Available *here*

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Midwives of the Nation

 
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NORTH KERRY WAR OF INDEPENDENCE LECTURE SERIES

 

NORTH KERRY WAR OF INDEPENDENCE LECTURE SERIES Despite the perception held for some time that Kerry was relatively inactive during the War of Independence, the first six months of 1921 in Listowel and North Kerry was a turbulent time. The very first day of the year witnessed the death of Listowel IRA volunteer and student…

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Inside the GPO

 

‘Inside the GPO’ by Colin Murphy Filmed by Fishamble: The New Play Company in 2016 & will be streamed 1-5th April 2021. Supported by Culture Ireland under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme Creative Imagination Strand. Tickets €10 (€5 conc) https://www.fishamble.com/itgpo.html

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Donegal’s Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme

 

Lectures, History, Art, a Virtual Tour, Memorials and More to Form Part of Donegal’s Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme Donegal County Museum is delighted to announce funding has been secured by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media under the Community Strand of the 2021 Decade…

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For Those That Tell No Tales

 

Dara McGrath: For Those That Tell No Tale 24 April – 29 August 2021 Crawford Art Gallery announces Dara McGrath’s forthcoming exhibition ‘For Those That Tell No Tales’ as part of the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme and will open as an online exhibition 24 April. Through 60 photographic works, McGrath explores the powerful living…

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100th Year Anniversary of the Headford Ambush, Killarney

 

A short video by Cllr Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen, Mayor of Kerry, explains the events of the Headford Ambush of March 1921, the largest engagement between British forces and the IRA to take place in Kerry during the War of Independence. Available to view *here* A short article *here* by John Gibney gives some more detail on…

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WOMEN’S VOICES FROM THE PAST- Revolutionary Times

 

WOMEN’S VOICES FROM THE PAST- Revolutionary Times Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre and the Museum and Heritage Service of Derry City and Strabane District Council have commissioned and produced a series of six short video pieces which highlight the experiences of women during the Revolutionary Period (1919-1923). These videos provide snapshots of the…

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