News and updates on the programme of commemorations relating to the events in Irish history that took place between 1912 and 1922
Due to Covid-19 restrictions all commemorative events in Ireland have been either cancelled or postponed until 19th April 2020.
While this means it is currently not possible to physically attend the many talks and exhibitions planned to take place in the next few weeks, there are many resources available for you to use from home.
The newsletter this month is a sample of some of the publications and podcasts available for you to learn a little more about an area of interest – or add to your own resources for those now teaching remotely or homeschooling.
When Ireland opens its doors again please try to support local booksellers, walking tours, heritage groups – all those who work to bring our history to you through their work.
The current History Ireland magazine includes several articles relating to War of Independence events in Tipperary, Margaret Skinnider and the arrival of the Black and Tans in March 1920.
To subscribe to receive a digital edition of the History Ireland magazine every month, click *here* to see the available options.
This also gives full access to the archive of articles.
There is also a single subscription offer at the moment – for €5 you can receive a digital edition of the current issue.
Current restrictions (as of today, 1st April) mean that most publishers are not in a position to post orders. If you wish to order a book contact the publisher directly, many are processing orders to be posted as soon as restrictions are lifted.
As always, if you would like to inform us of any suitable material – anything related to the Decade of Centenaries – please feel free to email centenaries@
The 16 Lives series relates the lives of the sixteen men
who were executed after the 1916 Easter Rising.
Who were these people and what drove them to commit
themselves to violent revolution?
The full series can be viewed *here*.
(listed as temporarily unavailable – one to keep an eye out for in second hand shops).
Just published – the full transcript of the inquest is reproduced from the Irish Examiner archives – day by day reports from the only journalists to sit through the full trial.
The 3rd Brigade: History of the Volunteers/ IRA in South Tipperary 1913-1921
By Dr Denis Marnane
This book is published by Tipperary County Council Library Service and is part of the ‘Finding Tipperary’ Series.
Available to buy *here*
In addition to his new book, Conor has also made a short video showcasing some of his incredible collection of Irish militaria.
To view click *here*
History Ireland ‘Hedge Schools’ – this link will bring you to a wide variety of Hedge School discussions.
Editor Tommy Graham hosts the History Ireland *Hedge Schools*, lively round-table discussions with historians and well-known personalities.
If you are a local history society, or a parish priest, vicar, rabbi or imam with access to a local hall, and are interested in setting up such an event, why not get in touch once such meetings are permitted again to discuss the logistics.
The Hedge Schools are usually free to attend.
Irish History Podcast – this link will bring you to Fin Dwyer’s expansive podcast library.
The podcast collection covers topics from medieval to modern Ireland. Some cover small, local aspects of contemporary political events.
Three Castles Burning – this link brings you to Spotify.
Devised and presented by Donal Fallon (formerly of the Come Here to Me blog) and one of the historical consultants of the National Treasures initiative. This is a new, excellent podcast series. It focuses mostly on Dublin (the title refers to the three castles on Dublin’s coat of arms).
Documentary on One – RTÉ’S excellent range of radio documentaries.
Talking History – a link to the podcasts of the weekly history show on Newstalk.
Dublin Festival of History – the link will bring you to their 2018 series, and the 2019 series is currently being prepared for release.