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Decade of Centenaries

Decade of Centenaries

2021 Decade of Centenaries Clare Programme


History Week 2021

Mike Hanarahan Clare: Songs of Independence: The Ballad of the Crimson Warrior

Dr. Sinéad McCoole Mná100 Explore a Century of Change

Joe Ó Muircheartaigh Brigades at War (Soundcloud)

Rita McCarthy The County Clare Nursery (Mother and Baby Home)
An accompanying exhibition can also be viewed here

Brian Spring Primary School Resource Pack
The Brave and the Bold: the War of Independence in County Clare

John Rattigan Curator Clare Museum
Artefacts of the Revolutionary Period: Kathleen Griffin Autograph Book

Dr. Joe Power Clare during the Civil War

John Rattigan, Curator Clare Museum
Artefacts of the Revolutionary Period 2: Barrett Family Artefacts

Art O’Donnell: the Quiet Idealist
(Clare People of the Revolutionary Period Series by Clare County Library)

Dr. Mary McAuliffe.
Republican surveillance of women during the War of Independence: case studies of gendered violence from Co Clare

Dr. John Treacy The Story of Clare and its People 1570-2020 (book launch video)

John Rattigan Curator Clare Museum
Artefacts of the Revolutionary Period 3: John (Seán) Breen of Kilmihil

Dr. Áine Hensey
The Rebel Priests of Mullagh: the roles of Fr. Pat Gaynor and Fr Michael McKenna in the War of Independence

History Ireland Hedge School Clare in the Revolutionary Period
with Tomás Mac Conmara, Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc, Joe Power and Cécile Gordan.

Decade of Centenaries Clare Project Award Recipients 2021

West Clare War of Independence Commemoration Committee. Events to August 2021
Glenwood Memorial Commemorative Committee
Mid Clare Brigade Commemoration Committee
Clare Roots Society - commemoration of Patrick Morrissey
Lissycasey Historical Committee
Joe Ó Muircheartaigh, Writer/Researcher/Historian. Brigades at War
Oidhreacht an Chláir, Miltown Malbay
Lough Graney Community Development Association. Currakyle Ambush booklet here
Brian Spring in association with Clare Education Centre. Resource Pack here
Christy McNamara, Musician/Composer
East Clare Memorial Committee
Inis Cathaigh Kilrush Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann. 2021 concert here

Decade of Centenaries Arts Project Awards 2021

Irrepressible Women of Clare by Marie Connole.
Posters and historical biographies of the 5 women: Peg Barrett , Kathleen Talty , Beatrice Hare O'Brien , Georgina Frost , Kathleen Griffin

I fought the War – Re-voicing Clare women in the Revolutionary Period 1919-1924 by Dr. Tim Collins
Lyrics available here.

Decade of Centenaries Clare Programme 2019
Decade of Centenaries Clare Programme 2020
Decade of Centenaries Clare Programme 2022

The Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 commemorates an eventful decade in Ireland’s history. We have now reached the penultimate year. This is a complex and sensitive period in our history, as we mark the centenaries of events arising from the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty; the outbreak of the Civil War; and the foundation of the State. The Decade of Centenaries programme aims to commemorate these events in a tolerant, inclusive and respectful way.

Local Authorities oversee the Community Strand of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media's Commemorative Programme. Funding is provided annually to each Local Authority and a programme of commemorations is submitted to the Commemorations Unit of the Department for approval. The Community Strand encourages a collaborative approach between the State, local authority network and community organisations.

The terms of the Decade of Centenaires funding are based on the guidance of the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and follow the principles laid down by the Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations. The Commemorations Unit recognise ‘that local cultural organisations, archives, museums and libraries act in positions of ‘cultural brokers’ and have formed meaningful relationships with local communities.’

Details of national Decade of Centenaries events can be found at

Queries can be emailed to:

Clare County Library Website General War of Independence links:

Corofin Workhouse 1919-1920
Corofin and the Sky Over It: Life in Corofin during the Troubles
Banner in Turmoil: County Clare and the War of Independence exhibition
Clare Revolution 1916-1923 Part 1 by Ger Browne
Clare Revolution 1916-1923 Part 2 by Ger Browne
The War of Independence in Clare History Ireland Hedge School, History Week 2019
IRA Volunteers in County Clare
IRA Volunteers in County Clare: Biographies
Clare Witness Statements 1913-1921
John Minihan Papers

The Rineen Ambush
The War of Independence in West Clare
Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue, War of Independence
Peter Vaughan: From the Hindenburg Line to Rineen
War of Independence and Civil War: Patrick (Pat) Keane, Kilnamona
Witness to War 1917-1923: Commandant Séamus Hennessy
War of Independence Compensation Claims 1921 – 1923



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