Kilfinane Revolutionary Workshop

The Archaeology of the Revolution in East Limerick project is working with local communities to collect information about sites, people, incidents, or objects relating to the events occurring in East Limerick between 1917 and 1923. During this revolutionary time, the people of Ireland witnessed the War of Independence, The Truce and the Civil War, which changed their lives forever. 

Snippets of stories, memories and objects have been passed down through the years that we would love to record for future generations. If you are interested in local history or have a story about your family or your area from this time, come along to our free Revolutionary Workshop in the Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane, on Wednesday, the 22nd of February, at 7 pm.

All are welcome to attend this event, where the team will: 

  • Share what’s been uncovered so far.
  • Show you how to fill in the online survey (which can be found by clicking here).
  • Encourage the community to share any stories or objects they might have from this time, e.g. photographs, letters, pieces of clothing, etc.*

We are interested in everyone’s stories or objects; whether they’re connected to the IRA, RIC or local civilians, they all form a huge part of our country’s revolutionary history. 

*Any personal objects shown at the workshop will only be photographed; nothing will be taken away.


The Archaeology of the Irish Revolution in East Limerick project is funded by the Irish Research Council COALESCE fund, which funds excellent research addressing national and European-global challenges across a number of strands. This project is part of the INSTAR+ awards, funded by the National Monuments Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage in partnership with the Heritage Council. It is being undertaken by University College Dublin School of Archaeology in partnership with Abarta Heritage. Other partners on the project include Dr Damian Shiels, the National Museum of Ireland, Limerick Museum, Heritage Maps, and local historians of the War of Independence and Civil War eras.

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