From Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018 the thirtieth Douglas Hyde Conference took place in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. The conference was established in 1988 in honour od Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), co-founder of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) and first president of Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘People, places &…

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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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