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.

Casement Summer School 2022

 

This year’s Roger Casement Summer School will take place from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th May in the Lexicon, Moran’s Park, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. Highlights will include a debate on the Ukraine Crisis  between the MEPs Clare Daly and Barry Andrews, a Musical Evening featuring songs by Thomas Moore, Percy French and Thomas Davis with…

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Portrait of a Nation: Art, Politics and the Anglo-Irish Treaty

 

Portrait of a Nation: Art, Politics and the Anglo-Irish Treaty Programme Friday 22nd April 2022 9.00am                        Registration 9.15am                        Welcome, Dr Audrey Whitty, Deputy Director and Head of Collections, National Museum of Ireland 9.30am – 10.30am      Truce to…

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Decade of Centenaries – Department of Justice 2022 Programme

 

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today launched the justice sector programme of commemorative events for 2022-2024 as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme. The Minister said: “Over the past decade, we have collectively reflected on many of the formative events in the history of our State as part of the Decade…

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Dundalk Jail during the Civil War

 

Launch of ‘Dundalk Jail during the Civil War’ The launch of a short-film and accompanying booklet on ‘Dundalk Jail during the Civil War’ took place in Louth County Archives Service on 23rd March 2022 to commemorate the forthcoming centenary of the ‘Hole in the Wall’ escape that occurred in July 1922. It was launched by…

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Civil War in County Kildare

 

A poster of an illustrated timeline of the Civil War in Co. Kildare has been produced as part of Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations programme to mark the 100th anniversary of its outbreak in June 1922. It details the main events that took place throughout the county during the period. Frank Aiken, August 1922…

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Six Days

 

SIX DAYS, a spoken word stage performance which examines forensically what happened at North King Street through the 1916 Rising. Written and performed by Frank Shouldice (Grandpa the Sniper) accompanied by cellists Freyda Freytag and Rob Campbell with a riveting soundscape by Sean Higgins, it “brings home with unforgettable force a very real experience of history”…

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‘The True Story of a Revolution’ – the Unpublished Memoir of Emily Ussher

 

Emily Ussher (née Jebb), image courtesy of Henrietta, Lady Staples, via William Fraher, Waterford County Museum. April’s Archive of the Month from the RCB Library will present another of its digitized sources as a further contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. This is the memoir of Emily Ussher, of Cappagh House, near Dungarvan in Co. Waterford, who described unfolding events…

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Inside the Railings: A Portrait of Life within the Public Record Office of Ireland

 

An evening of readings and pictures, live from the Reading Room of the former Public Record Office, marking the centenary of the occupation of the Four Courts, April 1922 Live-streamed from the Appeal Court, formerly the reading room of the Public Record Office Thursday, 14 April 2022, 7-8.30pm Speakers The Hon. Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell,…

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‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-1923’

 

‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-1923’…. A new exhibition and online lecture series for the Decade of Centenaries Programme, launched by Minister Martin. Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, launched ‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House…

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‘Intervals of Peace’: The Civil War Prison Art of Alfred McGloughlin

 

A new exhibition of previously unseen Civil War portraits in Kilmainham Gaol Museum 31 March to 25 October 2022 Kilmainham Gaol Museum and the Office of Public Works (OPW) are pleased to announce ‘INTERVALS OF PEACE’ a brand new exhibition of previously unseen Civil War portraits by prisoner and artist Alfred McGloughlin. The exhibition will open on…

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