From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May the 2017 Knocklong History Weekend took place in Knocklong, Co. Limerick. The rescue of the Tipperary IRA Volunteer Seán Hogan at Knocklong on 13 May 1919 was a sequel to the Soloheadbeg ambush, generally recognised as the first engagement in the Irish War of Independence. Hogan had participated in…

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On Saturday 1 April 2017  Mary McAuliffe (UCD) presented a lecture entitled ‘Beyond 1916: Cumann na mBan and Revolutionary Propaganda’ at GPO Witness History, as part of a series exploring the aftermath of the Easter Rising of 1916. The lecture and discussion started at 5.30pm  and were held in the Witness Gallery. From Century Ireland: Mary McAuliffe…

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