On Saturday 13 April 2019, as part of CAFE Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Cobh Library, Co. Cork, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ entitled ‘The Irish Revolution—local or global?‘ The runaway success of the  Atlas of the Irish Revolution (and the recent parallel TV series), along with the proliferation of microstudies of the War of Independence…

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On Friday 27 April 2018, as part of CAFE Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Cobh Library, Co. Cork, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘Greatest killer of the 20th century? The flu pandemic of 1918-19’. The twentieth century was the century of mass death and yet, contrary to popular misconception, the greatest killer of all…

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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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