Monthly Archives: December 2019

‘Mobilise the poets’—art & culture in the Irish Revolution

recorded @ the Allingham Festival, Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon 6pm Sat 9 Nov

Arthur Griffith made this exhortation from his Gloucester Prison cell in January 1919. But how did the arts (literature, film, the visual arts, music and song) affect the Irish Revolution? How in turn did the Revolution affect the arts? History Ireland editor Tommy Graham was joined for a wide-ranging discussion by Paul Delaney (literature), Ciara Chambers (film), Roisín Kennedy (visual arts) and Fintan Vallely (music & song). 

Supported by the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht .

Longford and the global Irish Revolution

(organised by Longford County Library, Heritage and Archives Service in conjunction with History Ireland) recorded @ Canal Studio, Backstage Theatre, Longford on Thur 21 Nov 2019

Another in the ongoing series of Hedge Schools on how the Irish Revolution at local level influenced, and was influenced by, the wider global context, this time looking at the north midlands. To discuss this topic History Ireland editor Tommy Graham was joined by Mel Farrell, Paul Hughes, Darragh Gannon and Ailbhe Rogers.

This Hedge School is funded by Longford County Council and the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht

An inconvenient truth? Sexual violence and the Irish Revolution

Recorded on Tuesday 26 November at 7pm
@ National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar

How valid is the assumption that because the War of Independence and Civil War are considered ‘low rape’ conflicts there is little to address in the arena of sexual assault?  To consider this question History Ireland editor Tommy Graham was joined, for a ground-breaking discussion, by Linda Connolly, Lindsey Earner-Byrne and Brian Hanley.

We apologise for the variable quality of the sound recording which was outside our control.