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14 September 2017: Clandeboye: heritage, history and place, Clandeboye Estate, Co. Down

On Thursday 14 September 2017, as part of the Aspects Bangor Literary Festival, Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast hosted a sequence of events at the Clandeboye Estate, Co Down, as part the Clandeyboye Reading Party, a North-South joint research collaboration which aims to promote deeper cultural awareness and understanding of sensitive issues around war, commemoration,…

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8 July 2017: Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland annual ceremony of remembrance and wreath-laying, National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

On Saturday 8 July 2017 the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland conducted its annual commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8. This annual event is arranged and led by the Royal British Legion-Republic of Ireland with the co-operation and assistance of the Irish State, and commemorates those who…

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28-29 June 2017: Launches of Terence Dooley’s ‘Monaghan: the Irish Revolution, 1912-23’, Co. Monaghan

On Wednesday 28 June and Thursday 29 June Four Courts Press presented two launches of the latest in its series of county histories of the Irish revolution: Terence Dooley’s Monaghan. In 1912, Monaghan unionists, together with unionists in wider Ulster, prepared to prevent the implementation of home rule. In their thousands, they signed the Ulster…

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19 May 2017: ‘Messines Peace Park: Its contribution to Irish / British reconciliation?’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

On Friday 19 May 2017 Dublin City Library and Archive and The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association presented a seminar titled’Messines Peace Park: Its contribution to Irish / British reconciliation ? ”  The purpose of building the Irish Peace Tower in the form of the ancient Irish round tower in Messines opened by President Mary McAleese…

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30 March 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘Education, outreach and creativity’, DiverseCity Partnership, Derry-Londonderry

On Thursday 30 March 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the third and final of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising…

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