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.

Cork 2021 Commemoration Fund

 

It is Cork City Council’s aim that the Commemoration will help us learn more about contemporary society, by giving us a deeper understanding of how Irish society was shaped by our past. It will focus on the role of community in the city of Cork, to re-affirm the city’s community ties, with family orientated events that…

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International Women’s Day 2021, Cavan County Museum

 

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

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International Women’s Day Cahir

 

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…

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The War of Independence comes to North Connemara: March 1921

 

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

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The Limerick Curfew Murders 1921

 

The night of the 6/7 March 1921 was, in the words of historian Thomas Toomey, ‘one of the most tragic in the tortured history of Limerick city and county during the period 1919-1921’.   Between 11.30pm and 1.30am, three men – the Mayor of Limerick George Clancy, his immediate predecessor, Michael O’Callaghan, and an IRA…

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Cavan County Museum: History Roadshow Series

 
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Artist-in-Residence Programme

 

Minister Martin announces new Artist-in-Residence Programme as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme Image: NLI – 31/10/1920 Protest honouring Terence MacSwiney New York Minister Catherine Martin T.D. has announced a new Artist-in-Residence scheme to create new works to encourage public engagement with the Decade of Centenaries and institutions. Artists will be invited to reflect…

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Design a dlr Postcard Competition 2020

 

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*

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Sources: Researching the War of Independence at Offaly Archives

 

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.

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Kildare Decade of Commemorations

 

Kildare Decade of Commemorations Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award 2021 Individual artists, art groups, and community projects from Co Kildare may apply for the Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award, 2021, for artistic and creative community-led responses based on some of the themes set out below. An award of €7,500 will be made. It is envisaged that…

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