On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, in association with Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society and Roscommon County Council Library Service and Heritage Office, presented a conference entitled ‘1917 Centenary Reflections’. Taking the North Roscommon bye-election of February 1917 as a starting point, this conference  explored Irish life in the pivotal…

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On Thursday 4 May, as part of CAFE Readers and Writers Festival,  Cobh Library hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘Ireland, the United States and the war at sea, 1917’. 1917 was the pivotal year of the First World War. At its outset German U-boats were inflicting huge damage on Allied shipping, while…

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On Saturday 28 January 2017 Dublin City University hosted a public symposium entitled ‘1917 aftermath of rebellion’, exploring Irish life in the months following the Easter Rising of 1916. It explained how the 1916 Rising became the catalyst for the creation of an independent Irish state,  assessed aspects of life in Ireland after the Rising and…

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