SOUTH DUBLIN, OCTOBER
Red Line Book Festival – Saturday 13th October
Historian Liz Gillis is the author of numerous books on Ireland’s early 20th century revolutionary period. Her latest work, The Burning of the Custom House (2017), tells the story of the IRA’s 1921 attack on Dublin’s Custom House, then the heart of the British administration in Ireland. Liz, a central figure in the new Pegasus history roadshow, Mná na hÉireann, has a Degree in Irish History and worked as a guide in Kilmainham Gaol, developing a revolutionary walking tour of Dublin’s Liberties. She now works as a researcher on The History Show, on RTÉ Radio 1.
Dr. KATE O’MALLEY
Dr. Kate O’Malley is a historian with the Royal Irish Academy, and an Editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series, an RIA project in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the National Archives of Ireland. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (BA, PhD), and has taught at TCD, UCD and Queen’s University, Belfast. She has written extensively on Indo-Irish relations, authoring the book Ireland, India and Empire (2008).
Sinead McCoole is the author of many books including No Ordinary Women and Easter Widows, the untold story of the wives of the executed leaders. She is a member of the Government’s Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries. She was Historical & Curatorial Advisor of the award winning 2016 National Commemoration Programme and Curator of the travelling exhibition: Mná 1916. The accompanying book was published in 2017 (Government Publications), She has curated exhibitions on Irish history & art in both Ireland and the US. A broadcaster and scriptwriter her work includes Guns and Chiffon and A Father’s Letter based on her work is part of the After ’16 Irish Film Board shorts commissioned for the centenary. She is currently curating the centenary exhibition on 100 years of women in politics 1918-2018 which will be in Dublin Castle from October 2018-January 2019 before touring to Ulster, Munster and Connaught.
November 17, Meath County Council Corporate HQ, Buvinda House
Likely Sunday, Nov 4 or 25, County Museum
Speakers: Myles Dunghan
Author and historian Sinead McCoole will give a talk in Portlaoise Library on the forgotten revolutionary women of Laois.
Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm.
RTE’s History Show reporter Liz Gillis will give a lecture on May 31.