Decade of Centenaries Programme 2019
History Ireland Hedge School in Sept 2019 on The War
of Independence in Clare: Reassessment of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics
and Irish Life 1913-1921: Provincial Experience of War and Revolution.
panel discussed the topic with contributions encouraged from the audience.
The panel consisted of Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara, Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc,
Eve Morrison and Cecile Gordan and was chaired by Tommy Graham, editor
of History Ireland.
Podcast available at: https://www.historyireland.com/podcast/the-war-of-independence-in-county-clare/
Greyhound on a Train with
Carnation Theatre, the stories of four women during the War of Independence
shown in DeValera Public Library, Ennis and Shannon Public Library.
Mike Hanrahan’s Clare: Songs of Independence with
focus on 1919 and the start of the War of Independence. Mike performed
in libraries in Ennis, Kilrush and Scariff as well as in Clare Museum.
Exhibition on the Limerick Soviet in
Shannon Library during Sept 2019 and showing of the related documentary.
War of Independence Film Screenings in
various library branches of Wind
that Shakes the Barley and Michael Collins.
Readings by children’s historical
fiction author Brian Gallagher to primary school children in Shannon,
Malbay and Ennistymon.
Clare County Library also organised a
Lecture Series in six branch libraries:
Tomás Mac Con Mara
on The Scariff Martyrs: History and Meaning with Scariff Library
History Group at Scariff Public Library, Mon 27 May.
McCoole on 100
Years of Women in Politics and Public Life #Dail100 at DeValera
Public Library, Ennis on 4 June.
Joe Power on Guerrilla
War in Clare at DeValera Public Library, Ennis on 17 September.
Paul O’Brien on Joe Barrett Archive at Kilrush Public
Library on 18 Septembe.r
Tom Toomey on Incarceration
of Brigadier General Lucas at Scariff Public Library on 17 September.
Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc
on Hidden History: Secret Stories from the War of Independence at
Shannon Public Library on 11 June.
Joe Ó Muircheartaigh
on Flying the Flag for Ireland – John Burke and the War
of Independence at Ennistymon Public Library on 6 November.
A Project Award was granted
to Éigse Thomáis
Uí Aodha in Miltown Malbay, organised by Oidhreacht an Chláir.
This Éigse included a lecture on the Black and Tans by Tomás
Mac Conmara, an exhibition on the 1919 Dáil loan in Kilmurry Ibrickane
Parish and events around the life of Tomás Uí Aodha.