Events February 6-14, 2016

A number of commemorative events related  to 1916 take place in Cork over the next week.

Thurles Roadshow-cropped

February 8, 2016:  Historical lecture series continues… 

Two lectures remain in a series about ‘The Revolutionary decade & the Catholic church in Ireland (1912-23)’.

Join Gabriel Doherty, from the UCC School of History, on Monday evenings February 8 and February 15th for an hour starting at 6pm in the Boole I lecture theatre at University College Cork.

Among the subjects to be addressed in the course of the lectures are the church’s engagement with the home rule crisis of 1912-14;  its attitude towards the question of female suffrage; its role during the Dublin Lockout of 1913; the range of its response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of the First World War; the Church and the 1916 Rising; its position on the wide variety of issues created by the campaign for independence 1919-21; the partition of Ireland in 1920-21; and the Civil War of 1922-23. 



February 11, 2016: TRUCE Book Launch

You may be interested in the following general invitation to the launch of a book on the Truce in the Irish War of Independence, by Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc, which launch will take place in Waterstones on Patrick Street, on the evening of Thursday 11 February, starting at 7pm. The work will be launched with an introduction by Dr John Borgonovo, from the UCC School of History.


February 13, 2016: The Revolutionary Decade Roadshow arrives in Tipperary

The School of History, University College Cork and Tipperary County Council will hold the ‘Revolutionary Decade Roadshow’  in The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, county Tipperary, on Saturday 23 January 2016, from 11am-4pm.

The event – which is free, open to all and for which no pre-registration is required– follows on from the success of previous roadshows, which were held in Cork city and county, Muckross House Killarney, and the most recent events in Tralee and Dungarvan. These roadshows attracted international attention as a result of the discovery during them of the last known photographs of Michael Collins, taken just minutes before his death in west Cork on 22 August 1922.

The event is aimed at anyone who has an interest – whether personal or familial – in the history of the ‘revolutionary decade’ in modern Irish history, 1912-1923. Anyone who has any documents (eg official correspondence, private letters, diaries, pictures, etc.), stories, artefacts from that period – or indeed are simply interested the events that took place during it – are invited to meet to meet and discuss same with professional archivists and expert historians, in a friendly, informal setting.

FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE. Dr Gabriel Doherty, History Department, University College Cork  beside the Republican Grave Monument in UCC. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.
Dr Gabriel Doherty, History Department, University College Cork beside the Republican Grave Monument in UCC. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.

For more information contact Gabriel Doherty in the School of History, UCC, at 021 4902783, or


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