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Dublin Festival of History 2021

When: Wednesday, 1 September, 2021

DUBLIN FESTIVAL OF HISTORY 2021 What does the recent Mother and Baby Homes Report tell us about gender history in Ireland today? Why is Ireland, as a nation, obsessed with death? Why was a statue of Winston Churchill daubed with the word ‘racist’ in London last year? 

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Dublin Festival of History 2021

Old Gaelic Irish Girl Names & Nicknames

When: Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Introduction When Christianity was introduced to Ireland, some old Gaelic names became more popular because they sounded similar to saints' names e.g. Treasa > Teresa | Máiréad > Margaret | Áine > Anna.

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Old Irish Names for Girls & their aliases

Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

When: Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Women in Ireland were not permitted to attend University until 1885, and even then they were highly restricted in what they could study, and even how much they could do on campus in terms of joining societies and even being on campus late into the evening.

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Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

Researching Irish Burial and Death Records

When: Wednesday, 25 August, 2021

In Irish genealogy, death and burial records form an important part of our quest to discover more about our ancestors and where they came from. As more and more records are coming online, now's a good time to take a fresh look at that brick wall from the past.

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Researching Irish Burial and Death Records

Got an Irish Ancestor named Mary or Maureen?

When: Sunday, 15 August, 2021

Lá Fhéile Muire ~ St Mary's Day (August 15th) is celebrated on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. It was marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church and as a festival (under various names) in the Anglican Communi

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Got an Irish Ancestor named Mary or Maureen?

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