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  1. The James Connolly Festival 2015

    Dublin City, Dublin

    The James Connolly Festival is a new, week-long political/cultural celebration in the heart of Dublin City: music, theatre, poetry, films, art, debates and lectures intended for a new risen people. Read more

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  2. Lusitania100 Cork Commemoration

    Courtmacsherry, Cork

    This May, four coastal communities in County Cork are coming together to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania, which took place 100 years ago, through a series of events. Read more

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  3. Athenry Walled Towns Day 2015

    Athenry, Galway

    A free family event that showcases the rich cultural and medieval history of Athenry. The programme includes craft displays, medieval re-enactments, children's activities, music and interactive exhibits. Read more

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  4. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

    Cork City, Cork

    A unique festival celebrating the Spirit of Mother Jones, one of Cork's most famous daughters, who was also described as being the most dangerous woman in America. Read more

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  5. JFK Dunbrody Festival

    New Ross, Wexford

    A celebration of Irish American Relationships, celebrating music, culture and historical ties, while showcasing many local national and international artists. Read more

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  6. WWII Military Festival

    Listowel, Kerry

    Listowel's commemorative Military Tattoo includes military re-enactors, vintage military vehicles, staged battles with blank ammunition, commemorative military parade and a hangar dance - all making for... Read more

  7. The Daniel O'Connell Summer School

    Cahersiveen, Kerry

    The overall purpose of the school is to examine aspects of the historical career of Daniel O' Connell as well as to consider the challenges which they pose for the direction of modern Ireland. Read more

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  8. Bard Summer School & Festival

    Clare Island, Mayo

    Each July, the Bard Summer School explores the contemporary relevance of the ancient Irish myths on Clare Island, Co. Mayo - the ancestral home of Granuaile. Read more

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  9. Hugh O' Flaherty Memorial Weekend & International Humanitarian Award

    Killarney, Kerry

    Annual commemoration of the WWII hero Msgr. Hugh O' Flaherty and the awarding of the Hugh O' Flaherty International Humanitarian Award. Read more

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  10. Féile Brian Ború

    Ballina, Tipperary

    Féile Brian Ború is an annual festival taking place in the twin-towns of Killaloe, Co. Clare & Ballina, Co. Tipperary. Each year the festival commemorates Ireland's greatest High King in his native place. Read more

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