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4 December 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate will be hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the…

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4-10 November 2018: National Library of Ireland programme for centenary of 1918 Armistice, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

From Sunday 4 November to Saturday 10 November 2018 the National Library of Ireland will be presenting diverse programme of talks, tours, lectures and more to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice and the end of the First World War. Beginning with a performance of Michael Holohan’s ‘Gallipoli, the GPO, and Flanders’ on Sunday 4…

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11 September 2018-31 May 2019: National Library of Ireland exhibition: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On 11 September 2018 a new exhibition curated by the National Library of Ireland, ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, was launched at the National Photographic Archive by Senator Ivana Bacik, Chair of the Oireachtas Vótáil100 committee. The exhibition covers the key years 1918-1919, which encompassed the end of the First World War, the first postwar UK election in…

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27 February 2016: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘Cinema in revolutionary Ireland’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 27 February 2018 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘Cinema in revolutionary Ireland’.  In early twentieth-century Ireland, cinema was a relatively new form of mass entertainment. Previously ignored as a pernicious working class fad both by the British authorities and by their…

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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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24 August 2017: Dublin launch of new edition of Seán Ó Lúing’s Thomas Ashe biography, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Thursday 24 August 2017 Mercier Press and the National Library of Ireland hosted the Dublin launch of a new edition of Sean Ó Lúing’s I die in a good cause: Thomas Ashe: A biography. A teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including…

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12 July 2017: ‘"He shall not hear the Bittern cry”: The short life and enduring renown of Francis Ledwidge’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 12 July 2017 the National Library of Ireland hosted an event entitled ‘”He shall not hear the Bittern cry”: The short life and enduring renown of Francis Ledwidge’. This event, featuring poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger,  celebrated the life and works of Francis Ledwidge and to mark the centenary of his death. The evening…

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31 May 2017: ‘From Messines to Carrick Hill: writing home from the Great War’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 31 May 2017 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 presented an event based on Tom Burke’s (UCD/Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association) book  Messines to Carrick Hill: Writing home from the Great War. Set against the backdrop of the prelude to Battle of Wijtschate-Messines Ridge on 7 June 1917, the book and the event…

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