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Decade of Centenaries

Decade of Centenaries

Clare 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.
A 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:

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, Ennis, Miltown 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.
Sinéad 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.


Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht


Decade of Centenaries

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