Map of Ireland showing location of barracks in 18th Century

Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland

Dr Ivar McGrath, senior lecturer in the UCD School of History and Archives, recently gave this interview for History Hub on ‘Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’, a project on which he is a Principal Investigator. The interview focussed on a new pilot website 'Army Barracks of Eighteenth-Century Ireland' which is part of the wider project. The website has been developed in UCD and is now live.

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Guy Beiner at the grave of the United Irish protomartyr William Orr. Templepatrick, County Antrim

Guy Beiner: Commemorative Possessiveness and Envy in Ulster

In 1898, a year when statues commemorating the rebellion of the United Irishmen were being erected all over Ireland, the monument to Betsy Gray in Ballynahinch, county Down – the only statue of the 1798 centennial dedicated to a woman – was violently destroyed. In April 2014, Dr Guy Beiner (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) visited UCD to give a lecture - Intra-Community Remembering and Forgetting: Commemorative Possessiveness and Envy in Ulster - as part of the Irish Memory Studies Network's lecture series on Memory and Community.

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