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.

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‘The True Story of a Revolution’ – the Unpublished Memoir of Emily Ussher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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War of Independence in Kilkenny

 

War of Independence in Kilkenny with Eoin Swithin Walsh Wednesday 23rd March 8.30pm Home Rule Club, John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Cover charge €5. Refreshments served in the bar afterwards.http://kilkennyhomeruleclub.ie/ Post Views: 168

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Monaghan and the Decade of Centenaries

 

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Hunger Strike

 

Killorglin Archive Society presents the premiere of Hunger Strike, a play by Killorglin native, Máirín Cregan CYMS Hall, Killorglin March 24, 25, 26, 31st and April 1st & a Symposium  ‘The Civil War: local, regional and national perspectives’ on Saturday, March 26th 10am-1pm, St. Michael’s Church of Ireland Hall, Iveragh Road. Part of the KAS…

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The Treaty

 

by Colin Murphy One hundred years ago, a small group of untested politicians left Dublin for London, to negotiate for Irish independence with one of the most formidable delegations ever put together. The Irish were seeking to take back control; the British believed they were stronger together. The Unionists believed in a hard border on…

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