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 12 April 2019 the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘”A century of women”’: From 1919 in the wake of the Great War up to 2019′. This Hedge School runs in conjunction with the current women’s history exhibition at the Linen Hall Library which aims to showcase…

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On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate was hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the global…

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On Sunday 7 October the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire,  hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The sinking of the RMS Leinster and the war at sea’. Just before 10am on 10 October 1918, east of the Kish Bank, two torpedoes fired by the German submarine UB-123 struck the 2,640-ton packet…

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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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