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.

The River Remembers

 

The River Remembers Stories from the Roscommon Shannon River basin

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Listowel Police Mutiny of June 1920

 

Conor McNamara, Galway County Council Historian in Residence, explores the career of Jeremiah Mee and the events surrounding the Listowel Police Mutiny of June 1920 when Mee and fourteen fellow RIC refused to hand over their police barracks to the British military. Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJeTLxhB5o

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‘Poetry as Commemoration’

 

‘Poetry as Commemoration’ – A new partnership for the Decade of Centenaries with the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at University College Dublin (UCD) Library The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., today announced a new initiative under the Creative Imagination Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023– ‘Poetry…

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Who were the dead of the Irish Revolution?

 
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WICKLOW’S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE The Historians’ Project

 

WICKLOW’S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE The Historians’ Project Wicklow County Archives is proud to present the county publication ‘Wicklow and the War of Independence.’ The ebook version is launched to mark the anniversary of the Truce which officially began on the 11th of July 1921. The hard-copy of the book will launch, with the exhibition of…

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Dublin Festival of History

 

Problematic statues, gender history in Ireland, and why we’re obsessed with death: Dublin Festival of History announces its 2021 programme – The free festival will run from 20th September until 10th October, with a mix of in-person and online events – What does the recent Mother and Baby Homes Report tell us about gender history…

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Kerry: from the library archives

 

Kerry – May 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-may-4th-2021-235449 Kerry – June 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-june-1st-2021-238550 Kerry – July 1921 – from the library archives https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcasts/footprints/footprints-july-6th-2021-242757

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The Revolutionary Pat Keating of Comeragh

 

New Booklet on IRA Leader Pat Keating Launches on Friday 30th July March 2021 marked the 100-year anniversary of the death of local IRA leader Pat Keating during the War of Independence. Fatally wounded in the Burgery Ambush, Keating’s death at only 25 years of age was a blow to the local IRA movementhe had…

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Custom House Talks: Dan Head

 

Dan Head – the boy in the picture. On May 25th, 1921, the last major action by the IRA in the War of Independence took place when almost 300 men and many women took part in an attack on Dublin’s Custom House, the financial heart of British rule in Ireland, intent on burning all documentation…

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Donegal Centenary Lectures 2021

 
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