On Thursday 17 January 2019 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted an afternoon seminar entitled ‘Marching on the Road to Freedom: Reflections on a Centenary: Dáil Éireann 1919’. As the museum launches a new exhibition of artefacts and documents on the First Dáil 1919, entitled ‘Marching on the Road…

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From September 2018 onwards the National Museum of Ireland’s ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme will focus on the ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic of 1918-19. Traditionally overlooked in the history of the revolutionary period, the impact of the pandemic on Ireland has in recent years, attracted greater attention from historians. The pandemic emerged in the latter months of…

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On Wednesday 20 July the National Museum of Ireland, in collaboration with the Vótáil 100 initiative of the Oireachtas, launched a new exhibition entitled ‘Votes for Women: Suffrage and Citizenship’, marking the centenary of the parliamentary vote for women in specified categories in Ireland and Britain. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the…

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On Thursday 1 June 2017 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and Historyopened a new Battle of Messines exhibition in its Decade of Centenaries gallery. The exhibition, entitled ‘War in the mud: the Irish soldier in Flanders, 1917’, surveys what happened to the Irish soldier in 1917 on the Western Front. In 1917,…

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