Irish Volunteers

1 September 2018: ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches’, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

On Saturday 1 September 2018 the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches. This will bring together a range of scholars working on new and innovative aspects of the history of the revolutionary years 1918–1923 in County Limerick. Taking local, national, and global perspectives, the conference will…

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30 Aug-1 Sept 2018: dlr Roger Casement Summer School/Festival, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Between Thursday 30 August and Saturday 1 September 2018 dlr Lexicon Library hosted the second dlr Roger Casement Summer School/Festival, with the support of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Roger Casement (1864-1916) was born in Sandycove, Co. Dublin, the youngest child of four of an Antrim family.  He worked in various employments in Africa before starting…

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12 May 2018: ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

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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18 April 2018: ‘Anti-conscription campaign: 100 years on’, Mansion House, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 18 April, 2018 Dublin City Council hosted a one-day conference to mark the Mansion House Conference against conscription which was convened and chaired by Lord Mayor Laurence O’Neill on 18 April 1918 at Dublin’s Mansion House. Conscription into the British armed forces had not been extended to Ireland during the First World War, and Irish nationalist…

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11 November 2017: ‘"A Broken Tree": A day of events celebrating the life of the Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge’, National Library of Ireland/National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Saturday 11 November 2017 the the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland presented ‘A broken tree’, a seminar and concert celebrating the life and work of Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917). A native of Slane, Ledwidge was the son of a farm labourer and, having left school at the age of 13, worked in a number…

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