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 Saturday 12 May Trinity College Dublin hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish life: Provincial experience of war and revolution, 1913-21. Fitzpatrick’s book was a study of Co. Clare, and proved enormously influential in exploring the social…

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On Thursday 5 April the launch took place in Galway of Conor McNamara’s War and revolution in the west of Ireland: Galway 1913-1922. The book explores the history of the entire revolutionary period in Connaght, with particular focus on  County Galway. The period 1913-22 witnessed extraordinary upheaval in Irish society. The Easter Rising of 1916 facilitated the emergence…

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On Friday 1 September 2017 the Royal Irish Academy hosted a one day conference organised by Maynooth University, entitled ‘Women and the Irish revolution, 1917-23: Feminism, violence, nationalism’. The period 1917–1923 was marked by political violence and upheaval in Ireland, ending in partition and independence for 26 of its 32 counties. How this period of revolution…

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On Saturday 10 June 2017 University College Cork hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Minister of Mercy: the Capuchins and the struggle for independence’. The Capuchin priests, most especially those based on Church St in Dublin, played a significant role in the struggle for independence after the Easter Rising of 1916, during which they had adminsitred…

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On 18 May 2017 Irish Academic Press presented the second launch of County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923, edited by Donal Hall and Martin Maguire. This new multi-author local history of the county during the revolutionary period explores the local activism of the IRA, and how revolution was experienced by rural and urban labourers, republicans,…

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On May 2017 Irish Academic Press presented the first launch of County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923, edited by Donal Hall and Martin Maguire. This new multi-author local history of the county during the revolutionary period explores the local activism of the IRA, and how revolution was experienced by rural and urban labourers, republicans, the…

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On Friday 21 April, as part of the Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in the Mechanics Institute, Middle St, Galway, entitled ‘Now you see them, now you don’t’: women in the Irish revolution.’ This explored the role of women in the revolutionary decade, as activists,…

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