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 Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, in association with Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society and Roscommon County Council Library Service and Heritage Office, presented a conference entitled ‘1917 Centenary Reflections’. Taking the North Roscommon bye-election of February 1917 as a starting point, this conference  explored Irish life in the pivotal…

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On Thursday 16 February 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin presented the fourth in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Conor Kostick will present a lecture entitled ‘Ireland and the Russian Revolution, 1917′. The Irish revolutionary period of 1916 – 1923 was profoundly shaped by its international context. And…

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