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December 22, 2020

Joseph MacDonagh talk for Trasna na Tíre

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In a year of unusual restrictions, it’s been great having the chance to continue to history talks by means of line. Here’s one I did this Christmas season on Joseph MacDonagh, one of the most extraordinary figures of the Irish revolutionary period and central to events in 1917-23. At different…

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October 9, 2020

Mick Fitzgerald talk at UCC Cork Men’s Gaol, and the Political Hunger Strike, 1920-2020 Conference

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  It was a pleasure to do a talk for UCC’s conference Terence MacSwiney, Cork Men’s Gaol, and the Political Hunger Strike, 1920-2020 marking the hunger strike of republican prisoners in Cork Gaol in 1920. It is remarkable they were able to pull the conference together under the covid-19 restrictions.…

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February 3, 2020

Talk: Bombing of Skerries Civic Guards barracks during the Civil War

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A summary of a talk I gave in 2020 for Skerries Historical Society on the bombing of Skerries Civic Guards barracks during the Civil War, February 1923. The Skerries Historical Society presentation this month, by Gerard Shannon, tackled ‘The Bombing of Skerries Civic Guard Barracks during the Civil War, 11…

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May 26, 2018

Talk: IRA GHQ and the War of Independence 1919-21

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I gave a talk on the topic IRA GHQ and the War of Independence 1919-21, for 8th Burning of the Custom House 1921 Conference, at Custom House, North Dock, Dublin 1 on 26 May 2018. More info…

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May 5, 2018

Joseph MacDonagh talk for Thomas MacDonagh Weekend 2018

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‘One of the most brilliant young Irishmen of our day’: Joseph MacDonagh T.D. (1883-1922), for Thomas MacDonagh Weekend 2018, at Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, Lower Main Street, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary on 5 May 2018. View the programme for the event…

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December 2, 2017

Talk: Muriel MacDonagh – Tragic Death of 1916 Widow

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Muriel MacDonagh – Tragic Death of 1916 Widow A talk I gave for Street Stories History Festival – Women After 1916, at The Cobblestone, 77 King Street North, Smithfield, Dublin on 2 December 2017. More about the event…

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March 10, 2016

Talk: I Longed for Vengeance: Arthur Griffith, Sinn Féin and the 1916 Rising

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A talk I gave in 2016, jointly hosted by Trinity College Dublin Student Union 1916 Centenary Initiative and Trinity Politics Society, at Arts Block, Trinity College, on 10 March 2016.   All Welcome to a talk by Gerard Shannon (contributor to The Irish Story, coordinator of Skerries Remembers 1916 and…

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October 26, 2015

Talk: Arthur Griffith and the Easter Rising, for Old Drogheda Society/ Museum

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A talk I gave in October 2015 titled  Arthur Griffith and the Easter Rising, for Old Drogheda Society/ Drogheda Museum Millmount’s Annual John Boyle O’ Reilly Autumn School ‘1916 – Myth and Reality’, at Drogheda Museum. A day of the latest cutting-edge historical research, with a scope both local and…

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June 11, 2013

Talk: Muriel MacDonagh: Tragic Death of a 1916 Widow

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I gave a talk in June 2013 titled ‘Muriel MacDonagh: Tragic Death of a 1916 Widow’ for Skerries Historical Society, at Keane’s Bus Bar. Skerries has seen many tragic deaths over the years. The one that was remembered by the Skerries Historical Society for their June talk was the death…

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