On Monday 1 April 2019 the third in a series of special supplements to History Ireland’s special commemorative series on the Irish revolution will be published. The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history, is edited by Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley and Fearghal McGarry. Featuring  contributions from a host of scholars in the field, will focus on…

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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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On Monday 23 April 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, on the subject of ‘The cause of Labour? The 1918 general strike against conscription. On 23 April 1918 the Irish Trade Union Congress, and the ITGWU in particular, called a one day general strike against the imposition of…

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On Tuesday 27 February 2018 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘Cinema in revolutionary Ireland’.  In early twentieth-century Ireland, cinema was a relatively new form of mass entertainment. Previously ignored as a pernicious working class fad both by the British authorities and by their…

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