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.

The Handover of Dublin Castle: A Centenary Conference

 

On 16 January 1922 the Provisional Government took possession of Dublin Castle. This conference explores the significance of this moment. The conference, which is part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, will explore the immediate reactions, the expected consequences, and the implications of this dramatic shift in the centre of power. Speakers will consider the…

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Treaty Autograph book

 

The Jackie Clarke Collection recently shot a short film with Anula Productions and local actors to tell the story of the Treaty Autograph book – an item collected by Jackie Clarke. The autograph book contains over 130 signatures of those involved in the Treaty debates, from the delegates in London on December 6th through to those…

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The Word on the Street is…. Newspaper Podcast Series, A Monaghan Perspective

 

The Word on the Street is…. Newspaper Podcast Series, A Monaghan Perspective 1921 was a remarkable year in Irish History, but what were Monaghan people reading when Ireland was changing? During 2021, Librarian Conal McCrudden worked with Michael Fisher trawling through the newspaper archive for 1921. Michael, who has 45 years’ experience working mainly in…

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Audio Recordings of Poems by Thomas Behan

 

Audio Recordings of Poems by Thomas Behan “Tom Behan who rendered outstanding services in the fight for freedom, and who was a brave and intensely local Soldier of Ireland, was shot dead on the Curragh in 1922, and his death, still mourned as that of a man who loved his country above all things, evoked…

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Machnamh 100 – Centenary Reflections, Volume 1

 

President Higgins launches book of centenary reflections free of charge to the public. Copies of ‘Machnamh 100 – Centenary Reflections, Volume 1’ eBook available free of charge at president.ie with copies also to be available to post primary teachers and students via Scoilnet. Limited number of physical copies will be available to be accessed in…

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History Roadshow

 

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‘Forbidden Love: Same-sex relationships in early 20th century Ireland’

 

The Department of Justice is pleased to invite you to the first in a two-part webinar series scheduled for next week as part of the Department of Justice’s programme of events under Phase II of the Decade of Centenaries’ commemorations. ‘Forbidden Love: Same-sex relationships in early 20th century Ireland’ will be live-streamed at 1pm on Wednesday, 24 November. Dr….

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Rough Beast

 

Galway Music Residency is delighted to present the World Premiere of ‘Rough Beast’, an exclusive performance marking the 1921 Centenary, in association with The Contemporary Music Centre, on Saturday 27th November at 8pm in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway.  ‘Rough Beast’, a new work by Irish composer Rhona Clarke, is part of the Arts in…

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‘BY EVERY MEANS AT OUR COMMAND’

 

NEW EXHIBITION AT CORK PUBLIC MUSUEM – FROM NOVEMBER 19th 2021 Cork City and County witnessed some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting during the War of Independence. Many of the military engagements in Cork had a significant impact on both the nature and outcome of the conflict. Cork Public Museum is delighted to announce…

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Dev Talks – towards an assessment of his legacy

 

To mark the centenary of Éamon de Valera’s election as Chancellor of the National University of Ireland, NUI and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (founded by de Valera in 1940) are holding a series of lunchtime lectures throughout the month of November examining various aspects of his public life. Further information and registration links for all of the…

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