1914 The Britannic, the third and largest ocean liner of the White Star Line and sister ship to RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, was launched in Belfast. She was sunk […]
1976 Secretary of State Merlyn Rees announced the ending of special- category status for political prisoners in Northern Ireland.
1918 John Redmond (62), leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party since 1900, died.
1936 German troops occupied the Rhineland in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles, which designated it a ‘demilitarised zone’.
03 Thur 1pm National Museum, Kildare Street. Beating the retreat? The final hours of the Rising in Moore Street, Franc Myles. 03 Thur 7pm DLR 1916 Rising Committee, dlr Lexicon, […]
08 Tues 8.15pm Skerries Historical Society, Keane’s Bus Bar, Skerries. Skerries women of Cumann na mBan, Marie Bashford Synnott.
10 Thur 7pm DLR 1916 Rising Committee, dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire. Michael Mallin, Brian Hughes.
13 Sun 3pm National Museum, Collins Barracks. ‘The strange thing that I am’: a look at the life of P.H. Pearse, Brian Crowley.
Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, and in 1856 he formed the Phoenix National Literary Society in Skibbereen. This was a secret society whose aim […]
Digitisation has transformed how we practise family history. There are over 120 million Irish historical records on-line. It is now possible to trace and document Irish families to a much […]
In these days of steel, concrete and plastic we have forgotten what a fundamental raw mat-erial timber once was. It was crucial to shipbuilding until the first iron-hulled vessels of […]
Though subtitled ‘the Irish Revolution 1913–1923’, this work is as much concerned with how the revolution came to be remembered and contested in memory as it is with telling the […]