Kilkenny County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme 2020

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Kilkenny County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme 2020

The Kilkenny County Council Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2020 comprises seven projects focusing on the period 1920-1923. It is designed to raise awareness and encourage engagement with the significant events and people from county Kilkenny associated with this period in our history. It comprises online talks and workshops, films and commemorative postcards.

Hugginstown RIC, outside the Barracks in the years prior to 1920

The programme is co-ordinated by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council. Individual projects are organised and delivered by organisations and community groups. Due to Covid 19, unfortunately only projects which are delivered online or without public gatherings could be included in the programme.  Projects will be delivered in adherence to national public health guidance. The programme is as follows:

Project NameDetailsOrganiser
Kilkenny’s War of Independence FilmShort film telling the story of the Friary St. ambush on 21st Feb 1921.Comdt. Larry Scallan (Kilkenny Barracks Museum)
Trasna na TireOnline history talks on the theme of the Decade of CentenariesLiam O’Sullivan
History PodcastsA series of podcasts on the theme of the Decade of CentenariesLocal Studies, Kilkenny County Library
Children’s WorkshopsA series of online workshops about the history of the Decade of Commemorations for primary school kidsLocal Studies, Kilkenny County Library
Historical PostcardsA series of postcards highlighting old photos of key sites associated with the Decade of Centenaries in KilkennyLocal Studies, Kilkenny County Library
Online lecture on George O’DwyerOnline lecture by Cmdt Larry Scallan on Brigadier George O’Dwyer from Coon who took over the Kilkenny Barracks from the departing British forces in Feb 1922Coon Tidy Towns and Heritage Group
Pat Walsh DocumentaryFilm documentary about Capt. Patrick Walsh from Dunamaggin who died in May 1921 as a result of an ambushPat Walsh Memorial Committee

The Kilkenny County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme 2020 is kindly funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative. See

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