Tuesday 13 October 2020

Decade of Centenaries History Week 2020

Clare County Library will host a Decade of Centenaries History Week from the 19th to the 23rd of October based on the War of Independence in Clare. All events will be online due to Covid restrictions. The programme includes lectures from historians such as Dr Joe Power and Joe Ó Muircheartaigh, a talk by Pat Shannon on Peadar Clancy and Rita McCarthy has contributed a podcast about social life in Clare in 1920. Mike Hanrahan continues his Clare: Songs of Independence project with three online performances of songs connected to the period. John Rattigan, Curator of Clare Museum, will describe some of War of Independence artefacts held in Clare Museum.

An online exhibition on The Banner in Turmoil: County Clare and the War of Independence will be launched, a physical version of this exhibition will tour library branches when Covid restrictions allow. Participants are invited to partake in an online guided Zoom tour of a National Library photographic exhibition From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence. A reading from Dermott Petty’s new Clare play Two Days in September based on the events around Rineen will also be available.

All online content is available through www.clarelibrary.ie, our social media and YouTube channels. The initiative is supported by the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023 of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

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