The recent hot weather saw a number of archaeological remains come to light across the country, but a gorse fire on Bray Head revealed a remnant of the more recent past: a World War Two vintage 'Éire' sign.
2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of formal diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. Over the last year DIFP has been exploring the sixty years since 1957.
On 1 December Kate gave a talk to the members of the Chester Beatty Library.
Launched by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan TD
DIFP on Talking History
On 26 October Kate also gave a DIFP outreach workshop to Dr Jennifer Redmond’s students at Maynooth University who are studying Ireland and post-war Britain.
Kate was asked by the Scottish 1916 Rising Centenary Committee to be a keynote speaker at an event which looked at the impact that the 1916 Rising had on India.
To mark the centenary of Roger Casement’s execution on 3 August 1916 and to analyse his multi-dimensional career, particularly his humanitarian work, a special day of commemoration was held at Casement Aerodrome.
A production company contacted the DIFP office recently looking for assistance with a project. Their call was nothing out of the ordinary.
On 14 July Michael was guest speaker at the Air Corps Airmen’s and Airwomen’s 1916 Commemorative Dinner which was held at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnell, Dublin.
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