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    Centenary of the Larne Gun-running

    Centenary of the Larne Gun-running

    On the night of 24 April 1914, shipments of 25,000 rifles and 3 million rounds of ammunition that had been smuggled from Germany landed at Larne in County Antrim.   The operation was organised to equip the Ulster Volunteer Force, formed the previous year. This week is the centenary of The Larne Gun Running, which was a central episode in the Unionist Campaign at the time.  Timothy Bowman, senior lecturer in History at the University of Kent and Conor Mulvagh, lecturer in Irish History at UCD and their man looking after the decade of Commemorations discussed this important centenary. How the ...
    The Decade of Centenaries

    The Decade of Centenaries

    A public consultation session on the subject of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ 2012-23 will be held in the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork city, at 8pm in the evening of Thursday 7 November. It is being organised by the Expert Advisory Group, which was established by the Irish Government in 2012 to assist it in its efforts to frame an appropriate approach to the centenary commemoration of the ‘revolutionary decade’ in modern Irish history, 1912-23. The first part of the session will consist of a brief overview of both the work of the committee itself (its personnel, remit, activities) and ...
    The History Show Sunday 20 October 2013

    The History Show Sunday 20 October 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email:
    Books about the Irish Revolutionary  period

    Books about the Irish Revolutionary period

    The years 1912 to 1922 are the most significant in Irish history. This decade alone saw the Lockout, the Home Rule debates, the First World War, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. A huge number of books have been published in recent times tackling various aspects of these game changing events. So many in fact that we thought we’d need the help of historians to sift through them and narrow down our choice a bit. So we sent them off to the bookshops and we also heard recommendations from book sellers themselves. UCD historian, Diarmaid ...

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