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Archaeology of the Irish Revolution in East Limerick

Thanks to everyone who came along to the launch of the Archaeology of the Irish Revolution in East Limerick project last night. It was great to see the local community supporting the event and sharing their revolutionary stories. During the evening, we heard from speakers Professor Joanna Brück and research archaeologist Aidan Harte from UCD School of Archaeology, Tara…

New Release: Archaeological map recording the Anti-Treaty IRA attack on Baile Mhic Íre, Co. Cork on the 4th of December 1922

Following on from our previous blog, which focused on the capture and movement of the Sliabh na mBan before the Baile Mhic Íre attack, today’s post concentrates on the attack itself and corresponds with the following map. In December 1922, the National Army based themselves in Baile Mhic Íre using the village’s large hotel, The…

Revolutionary Show & Tell Event

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Revolutionary Show & Tell evening in The Source, Thurles, last Tuesday. It was great to see so many people sharing stories and objects from Ireland’s revolutionary era!  During the evening, we heard about a collection of .303 bullets found in the walls of a cow shed, saw…

Looking north and to our next event

Today we are focusing our attention on the northern section of the ‘3rd Brigade Map’. This area which covers towns and villages such as Holycross, The Commons and Thurles, was actually part of Tipperary’s 2nd Brigade zone. The markings on this part of the map are more sparse, but you can find some red underlines…

Revolutionary Research Evening in Cahir

We are excited to announce that our next public event will be held in Cahir on Thursday, the 23rd of June. This will be a Research Evening where historian Niall Murray and I will deliver a presentation on how to research revolutionary history for beginners. We will also have a copy of the map on display and…

Material Legacies: The Archaeology of the Irish Revolutionary Period Conference Presentations

In March, the Landscapes of Revolution team co-organised and participated in the ‘Material Legacies: The Archaeology of the Irish Revolutionary Period’ conference with Abarta Heritage and UCD School of Archaeology.  The conference, which was a great success, focused on examining how archaeology shapes our understanding of Ireland’s revolutionary period.  If you would like to see these fascinating presentations…

A closer look at the Tipperary IRA Map

Today we are taking a closer look at the fascinating ‘Tipperary IRA Map.’ Filled with intriguing markings that may be connected with Ireland’s 20th-century revolutionary period, we’re focusing on a section of the map around the town of Cahir (or Caher as it is written on the map).  Markings such as blue underlines, red underlines and black…