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.

Poetry as Commemoration workshop for the Irish Diaspora in Europe

 

UCD Library in partnership with Poetry Ireland seeks members of the Irish diaspora in Europe to take part in free online poetry workshops using archival material from the War of Independence and Civil War as creative inspiration.  Join poet Nessa O’Mahony in a special two hour online poetry workshop, via zoom, to explore your own understanding…

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Legacy: Stories from the Civil War

 

The freedom fighters of the War of Independence are torn apart by the Treaty. As Civil War looms over the country the people of Louth and Meath choose an alternative vision for their future. The most extraordinary moment in this period of history is recaptured in a live dramatic interpretation devised with community performers.  Details…

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1922 Constitution Committee: a dramatic re-enactment

 

‘…Bear in mind not the legalities of the past…but the practicalities of the future’ – Michael Collins.1922 Constitution Committee: a dramatic re-enactment. To mark the centenary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Irish Free State (Bunreacht Shaorstáit Éireann) by Act of Dáil Éireann on 25 October 1922, the National Archives and the Courts…

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Imaging Conflict; photographs from revolutionary era Ireland 1913-1923

 

Imaging Conflict displays 150 images and five original photograph books from the NMI’s collection relating to the Irish revolutionary era of 1913 – 1923, as well as images of Irish men and women in conflicts overseas. The majority of the images have not been on display publicly before.  In this period, photography became more accessible due…

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“Legacies of Bitterness and Reconciliation: The Irish Civil War, ‘The Legacy of the Civil War’”

 

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Prison Notebooks

 

based on the Civil War Gaol journals of DOROTHY MACARDLE Dorothy Macardle was an outstanding Irish woman of the 20th century whose legacy and achievements have only recently come to public attention. She was a novelist, playwright, Hollywood screenwriter, historian and pioneering human rights campaigner. Daughter of Sir Thomas Macardle, founder of the Macardle Moore…

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Estella Solomons: Still Moments

 

3 September 2022 – 8 January 2023 Room 31 | Admission free This free exhibition of works by Estella Solomons marks the end of the Decade of Centenaries. A committed nationalist and member of Cumann na mBan, Solomons painted many portraits of leading revolutionary and cultural figures of the time. From a turbulent period in Irish…

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Lecture: The Dead of the Civil War

 

Thursday 13 October, 8pm Speaker: Dr Andy Bielenberg, UCC School of History Venue: Reading Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2. In this lecture, Dr Bielenberg  uncovers one aspect of the geography of the Civil War in Munster by mapping recorded combat fatalities across the province. It provides one benchmark of violence during…

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Mayo Civil War Seminar

 

Mayo County Council is holding a major seminar on the Civil War on Saturday, October 8th  as part of its Decade of Centenaries Programme. This will be a day-long series of talks on various aspects of the Civil War, held in Castlebar Courthouse. This seminar is part of the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival. There will be talks…

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Clare County Library History Week

 

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