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September 2021

Safe Haven: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and the WWII Immigrants That Helped Shape It

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free

Presented by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Talk by Prof. Gisela Holfter, Associate Professor in German at the University of Limerick, Director of the Centre for Irish German Studies, and author of An Irish Sanctuary: German-speaking Refugees in Ireland 1933-1945. Immigrants and refugees coming to Ireland are not – or not only – a recent phenomenon, though very often there is no awareness who came and had an impact before the 21 st century. This talk will focus on…

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The Countess Prayerbook: An Exploration of Countess Markievicz’s Prison Prayerbook

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

While a prisoner in Cork Gaol in January 1919, Countess Markievicz acquired a copy of 'The Augustinian Manual', a prayer book compiled by Rev. Richard A. O'Gorman and published in 1915. However it seems that the Countess used it less as a prayer book, and more of a kind of scrapbook in which she pasted news clippings about the events of the 1919-21 period, and in particular, reports about those who had lost their lives in the struggle for independence.…

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Online Tour: From Turmoil to Truce – Photographs of the War of Independence

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Join the National Library of Ireland for a virtual tour of our exhibition From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence. Learn about the War of Independence through the photographs of W.D. Hogan from the National Library of Ireland’s photograph collection. With ISL Interpretation & Captioning BOOK TICKETS

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Pre-recorded Pop Up Talk – Bullet in the Brick

September 23 @ 12:00 pm
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Join Museum Educator, Diarmuid Bolger in this pre-recorded pop-up talk about Francis Sheehy Skeffington and the story behind the ‘Bullet in the Brick’. This is part of a series of short films produced by the Education team at Collins Barracks focusing on artefacts previously on display in the Proclaiming a Republic – The 1916 Rising, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks from 2016-2020. Our Guides and members of our team were asked to…

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‘Bring me into the spotlight of a London conference’: Michael Collins from Truce to Treaty

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

Presented by The National Archives and National Library of Ireland. The National Archives and National Library present 'Bring Me Into the Spotlight of a London Conference: Michael Collins from Truce to Treaty', a lecture by Dr Anne Dolan and Dr William Murphy, moderated by David McCullagh. BOOK TICKETS

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Generous Effort: Society and Culture

September 24 @ 1:00 pm
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Free

Presented by The Irish Manuscripts Commission. Speaking in the Seanad on 4 June 1924, popular historian and senator Alice Stopford-Green urged the new government: ‘there must be the most generous effort made to give us our history and to give it to us on lines of full and adequate knowledge’. Since 1928 the Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) has been doing just that by publishing rare, once hidden, and vulnerable sources for the island’s history. The scholars who edit these publications…

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Tales from the Decant: Getting into the Spirit of Things

September 24 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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Presented by National Museum of Ireland - Natural History. Join Curator, Dr. Amy Geraghty, for the online talk – Tales from the Decant: Getting into the Spirit of Things. Dive into the spirit collection of the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History. The collection contains anything kept in alcohol or liquid. Learn about some of the range, uses, and history of the collection. Also learn what is involved for maintaining and safely moving it! “Tales from the Decant” is…

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22nd Medieval Dublin Symposium

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - September 25 @ 1:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Friends of Medieval Dublin. This symposium organised by the not-for-profit Friends of Medieval Dublin presents the latest research by scholars working on Dublin's story from its earliest stages in the pre-Viking Age to its rebirth under the Tudors at the end of the Middle Ages. There are eight papers presented live online over the course of two consecutive half-days, including important new work by experts on medieval history and medieval artefacts and by archaeologists working on major excavations…

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Fingal Festival of History: ‘Endgame? War of Independence and The Truce’ with Brian Hanley

September 25
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Free

The last six months of the War of Independence were its bloodiest. The Truce of July 1921 was greeted with relief, but it did not bring peace- violence continued, especially in Ulster and the republican movement began to splinter, creating the conditions for split and Civil War. Why did the war end when it did and had there been a winner?' Brian Hanley is a professional historian, author and lecturer on modern Ireland. His areas of expertise include the IRA,…

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Fingal Festival of History: ‘The Peace Process of 1920-1921’ with John Dorney

September 25
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Free

How clandestine diplomacy, political compromise and military stalemate brought an end to the Irish War of Independence. This talk by John Dorney looks at the compromises and renegotiation of core aims made by both sides that culminated in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921. John Dorney is an independent historian and editor of the Irish Story website. His Master’s in History was on Florence McCarthy and the Conquest of Gaelic Munster. He is the author of two books: Peace After…

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