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Decade of Centenaries

Decade of Centenaries

2021 Decade of Centenaries Clare Programme

History Week 2021 Programme

Further information from:

History Ireland Hedge School 2021 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

Three DOC Arts Project Awards have been granted to:
Tim Collins 'I Fought the War: Re-voicing Clare Women in the Revolutionary Period 1919-1921'.
Dermott Petty 'Two Days in September'.
Marie Connole ' Irrepressible Women of Clare'.

Clare County Library Website 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

‘Two Clare Lives’ – a documentary on Art O’Donnell and Michael Brennan by Rita McCarthy

The Decade of Centenaries commemorates an eventful decade in Ireland’s history which included the Home Rule campaign, World War One, the 1916 Rising through to the foundation of the Free State, the War of Independence and the Civil War. It was also a decade of social change which witnessed the suffrage movement and the 1913 Lockout. 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.

A Decade of Centenaries Project Awards Scheme is advertised by Clare Councy Council annually inviting applications from community, historical and commemorative groups to commemorate events which happened in Clare during this period.

The terms of the scheme 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

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.




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