Ireland in 1913 was a country in turmoil, divided by the issue of Home Rule – self-government for the country. Against this backdrop, a violent industrial conflict took centre stage: The Dublin Lockout.
The Irish Film Institute have entered the Arthur Guinness Projects with the IFI Archive Jukebox. The IFI created an on-site jukebox which will give free public access to the Archive's collections.
The Irish Society for Archives will host a lecture by Dr.Mary Clarke with the title "The 'Dublins' in War and at Peace: the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive", on at the Dublin City Library & Archives. The Society's AGM will take place before the talk. Please find attached their notice for further details.
As part of the Millennium commerations for the Battle of Clontarf 1000 years ago, Dublin city Archives are hosting a series of Luncchtime Lectures in Dublin City Hall. These lectures are focused on the below mentioned topics:
- That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf
Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin
The Battle of Clontarf and James Ward’s Murals in Dublin’s City Hall
Commemorating Clontarf in 1914: The Clancy Chain and the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement
The Brian Boru Harp and its Musical Legacy
Each Lecture is starting 1.10 pm with doors opening at 12.30 pm.
Booking is not required for any of these lectures and the full programme can be downloaded here.
The Irish Society for Archives (ISA) will host a public lecture on the RTE Document Archives in the Dublin City Archives. The guest speaker is for this lecture is Tina Byrne, Written Archivist, RTE Archives.
This event is being held at 18:30hrs on Tuesday the 3rd December 2013 with a wine reception at 1800hrs, all are welcome to attend.
CAGI - the new Consortium of Accredited Genealogists, Ireland - has won the contract to provide the National Archives of Ireland’s Genealogy Service (GS) for the next twelve months. For the consortium members it is a return to familiar ground, as each worked in the GS during the time it was operated directly by the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI).
Courtmacsherry RNLI Lusitania Centenary Committee is appealing for artefacts, stories and memorabilia to be part of a major exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania off the Cork coast in 1915. They are also calling on any family members of those lost or saved in the Lusitania tragedy to contact them to share their stories, which will then be compiled and included in the exhibition.