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10
Jun

History Talks Online

Revolutionary Workers is the second of a three-part series of online talks on Laois and Ireland in revolution. The talk features Terry Dunne, Laois Historian-in-Residence and Francis Devine, labour historian.
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06
May

History Talks

√Čamon de Valera began 1922 as President of the Republic, the undisputed leader of Irish nationalism. He ended the year in hiding and in real danger of execution if caught by the Government of the Irish Free State. How did he endure such a fall from grace? And how much responsibility did he bear for...
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25
Apr

History Talks Online

Revolutionary Women is the first of a three part series of online talks on Laois and Ireland in revolution.
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25
Apr

History Talks Online

Laois County Library and Laois Historian-in-Residence, Terry Dunne, are hosting a three part series of online talks exploring Laois and Ireland in revolution.
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18
Nov

New Laois Historian-in-Residence

Laois County Library has commenced its third Historian-in-Residence Programme with the appointment of Terry Dunne as the new Laois Historian-in-Residence. The aim of the residency is to reflect national policy on commemorations at a local level, bringing to life the experience of all sections of Laois society a hundred years ago.
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16
Sep

Local History Publication

Opening a window on the past: a reflection on the lives of Gertrude Lucy Maria Franks and Helen Maybury Roe This wonderful new publication by historian Regina Dunne explores the life of Lucy Franks and Helen Roe, two remarkable Laois women whose work impacted the history of Ireland. Gertrude Lucy Maria Franks of the Castletown...
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14
Aug

Videos for Schools

To celebrate Heritage Week 2020 Laois County Library engaged the services of Irish History Live to create fun and educational videos for children on Laois local history. Irish History Live is a regular visitor to Laois library branches and is part of the Heritage in Schools Scheme run by the Heritage Council. You can see...
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