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.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Cavan County Museum are sharing their short film ‘The Messenger’ highlighting the often overlooked role of women in history, filmed at Cavan County Museum outdoor exhibition space. https://www.facebook.com/cavanmuseum/videos/920090112078132
Unique community initiative in Cahir celebrates International Women’s Day People of the town wake up to surprise installation overnight. Cahir, 8 March 2021 – In a unique community initiative, compliant with COVID-19 restrictions and supported by Tipperary County Council and Cahir Social and Historical Society, Cahir is today celebrating International Women’s Day. By stealth and under…
Virtual Conference The War of Independence comes to North Connemara: March 1921 This free online conference which will be shown on Galway Beo Facebook page on Sunday 14th March 2021 from 1pm – 5pm. Also available on Youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUAxHOguQksuhHtbRjEd3xPfkIRpS-7v
The results are out from the Design a dlr Postcard Competition 2020 In association with What’s in a Name? : 100 Years since the name change from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire. Find the winning entries *here*
Archives in Offaly covering the War of Independence period are varied and interesting. This blog will give a short overview of archival material in Offaly Archives in collections of local government records and private papers, drawn from both the collections of Offaly County Library and Offaly History.