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Decade of Centenaries Bursary

94 Days: Hunger Strike in Cork and Brixton 1920 – Digitisation Project

31 October 2023

To recheck, review and digitise research undertaken on the men who participated in the hunger strike which started in Cork Gaol on 11 August 1920. 

Mary O'Mahony Download

Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Untold Stories from the Founding of the State

31 October 2023

The research and writing of ‘More Extraordinary, Ordinary Women, Untold Stories from the Founding of the State’, the second in the series of untold stories of diverse women from the West Cork area. 

Karen Minihan Download

The Ulster Special Constabulary (USC) in the Central Border Area: From Treaty to Civil War

26 August 2023

The research question for this project was quite simple: who were the USC personnel that policed the central border area in the first six months of 1922 and what role did they play?  

Patrick Mulroe Download

‘A Revolution in Profiles’ 101 lives from Offaly’s revolutionary

03 August 2023

The creation of a free access website profiling people from Offaly or with connections to the county and detailing their experiences during the revolutionary decade.

Aidan Doyle Download

Beekeeper, Bagpiper, Bombmaker. The life and legacy of Irish Patriot Donnchadh MacNiallghuis 1887-1954

05 July 2023

The research positioned and considered the life of Irish patriot Donnchadh MacNiallghuis within a framework of historic events which were experienced by his unique generation. 

Medbh Gillard Download

Dirty War in Dublin

28 June 2023

A podcast series which looks at the so-called Free State ‘Murder Gang’ during the Civil War. It is researched, written and narrated by Dr. Brian Hanley and edited and produced by Kevin Brannigan.  

Brian Hanley Download

Languages of Forgetting: Multilingual Responses to the Irish Civil War (1922-1923)

24 June 2023

This project aimed to generate public and academic debate around multilingual responses to the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) through three separate research activities.

Síobhra Aiken Download

An examination of the impact of a rural and conservative base on the formation of the Irish state from 1922-1926

24 June 2023

The aim of this project is to consider the dynamics of how civil war politics manifested with conservative machinations in rural communities, post 1923. 

Thomas Earls Fitzgerald Download

On Edge: Chaos, Confusion and Change in Four Cross-border Parishes 1921-1925

22 June 2023

This project examines the immediate impacts of partition on the district formerly covered by the Clones Poor Law Union.  

Darach MacDonald Download

The Waterford Farm Strike

01 June 2023

May 1923: farm labourers in the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union, Waterford struck against efforts of the Irish Farmers’ Union to introduce wage cuts. A protracted, violent strike followed. 

Emmet O'Connor Download

Stand you now for Ireland’s Cause. A biographical index of Co. Kildare republican activists 1913-23

17 May 2023

Stand you now for Ireland’s cause is a biographical index of Co. Kildare men, women and children who took part in the fight for Ireland’s freedom in three revolutionary periods.

James Durney Download

Decade of Centenaries Grants Awarded 2023

31 May 2023

Please click download to view a list of the most recent Decade of Centenaries Grants awarded. Individual reports will be published here in 2024.

Royal Irish Academy Download

Decade of Centenaries Grants Awarded 2022

27 June 2022

Please click download to view a list of the most recent Decade of Centenaries Grants awarded. Individual reports will be published here in 2023.  

Royal Irish Academy Download