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WATCH: Decade of Centenaries Guest Lectures 2022

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Guest lectures on the revolutionary period, curated by Cavan County Council's Historian in Residence, Dr Brendan Scott.

Autumn 2022 Decade of Centenaries Guest Lecture Series

Watch Lecture Five

In the fifth episode of the Autumn 2022 Decade of Centenaries Guest Lecture Series, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter gives a talk entitled ‘Faith, Reason, and Betrayal - The Irish Civil War' at Johnston Central Library on Thursday, 17 November 2022

Watch Lecture Four

In the fourth episode of the Autumn 2022 Decade of Centenaries Guest Lecture Series, Dr Anne Dolan (TCD) and Dr William Murphy (DCU) give a talk entitled ‘Days in the Life: Reading the Michael Collins Diaries’

Watch Lecture Three

In the third episode of the Autumn 2022 Decade of Centenaries Guest Lecture Series, Dr Dónal McAnallen gives a talk entitled ‘From Fields of Battle to Bréifne Opening: Partition, the War of Independence, Civil War & the GAA Ulster, 1921-23'

Watch Lecture Two

In the second episode of the Autumn 2022 Decade of Centenaries Guest Lecture Series, Dr Brendan Scott discusses 'The Frank Dolphin Archive and Revolution in West Cavan' This video will premiere at 7.30pm on Thursday, 20 October 2022. The same lecture will be delivered in-person, simultaneously, at Johnston Central Library, Cavan.

Watch Lecture One


In the first episode of the Autumn 2022 Decade of Centenaries Guest Lecture Series, Dr Liam McNiff discusses 'An Garda Síochána Mutiny, May-June 1922'. This video premiered at 7.30pm on Thursday, 13 October 2022. The same lecture was delivered in-person, simultaneously, at Bailieborough Library.

Summer 2022 Guest Lectures

Arthur Griffith: A Centenary Perspective

To commemorate the centenary of the death of Arthur Griffith, Prof. Michael Laffan, University College Dublin, discusses 'Arthur Griffith: a Centenary Perspective'.

The Attack on Travers R Blackley

One hundred years on, Historian in Residence Dr Brendan Scott looks back on an attack on the Farnham estate agent, which took place on 8th April 1922