Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Dundalk IT to host free Dorothy Macardle lecture

Lecture will be given by Professor Mary McAuliffe who is a renowned historian and lecturer of Gender Studies at UCD

LouthLive

February 12, 2024

RTE

You've heard of the Blueshirts but who were Ireland's Blue Blouses?

Analysis: the vehemently anti-republican women who were involved in the proto-fascist Blueshirts, banned 90 years ago this month, are still missing from our national narrative

RTE

December 15, 2023

Irish Examiner

Croíthe Radacacha: TG4 documentary looks at some of the female couples of the independence struggle

The Radical Hearts documentary from Cork-based director Ciara Hyland looks at the evidence and suggests same-sex couples were more common in the independence era than many realised

irish Examiner

December 5, 2023

New Lines Magazine

Coming to Grips With Ireland’s Civil War

Following the centenary of the short but brutal conflict, historians and the public are questioning received narratives

New Lines Magazine

December 1, 2023

The Connaught Telegraph

Mayo woman features in documentary on female couples at core of revolution

CROÍTHE Radacacha (Radical Hearts) is a feature documentary about ‘the love that dares not speak its name’ – found at the very heart of the Irish revolution, airing on TG4 on December 6 at 9.30 p.m.

The Connaught Telegraph

November 27, 2023

RTE

Who was Kathleen Lynn? The diaries of a radical Irish woman

“Analysis: her diaries tell the story of an innovative and revolutionary activist devoted to the cause of women, workers and Ireland”
by By Mary McAuliffe, UCD and Harriet Wheelock, RCPI

RTE

November 13, 2023

Project Muse

The Treatment of Militant Anti-Treaty Women in Kerry by the National Army during the Irish Civil War

Mary McAuliffe
Éire-Ireland
Irish-American Cultural Institute
Volume 58, Numbers 3 & 4 Fall/Winter 2023
pp. 72-100
10.1353/eir.2023.a910480

Project Muse

November, 2023

Gov.ie

Minister Catherine Martin publishes programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries

“Today (23 March, 2023) Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, on behalf of the government published the 2023 Decade of Centenaries Programme….”

Gov.ie

March 23, 2023

The Kerryman Newspaper

Groundbreaking Irish Civil War conference now available to view online in full

“THE recent groundbreaking conference on the Irish Civil War held in Tralee is available for all to watch online as of this week….”

The Kerryman

March 13, 2023

The Irish Times

Fintan O’Toole: A cold-blooded continuity links Ballyseedy massacre and Kerry Babies scandal

“In the violent circumstances of its birth, the State acquired habits that were very hard to shake off…”

The Irish Times

March 4, 2023

The Irish Times

Calls for National Army officer’s account of Ballyseedy ambush to be read into record of Dáil Éireann

“Lieut-Colonel Niall C Harrington believed official account of 1923 massacre was ‘entirely untrue’…”

The Irish Times

March 4, 2023

The Irish Times

Civil War atrocities such as Ballyseedy served only to prolong the conflict in Kerry, historian argues

“Author Owen O’Shea says Paddy O’Daly and other officers of the Kerry Command were given sanction for atrocities by their political leaders…”

The Irish Times

March 3, 2023

RTE

What happened during Kerry's 'Terror Month'?

“This weekend marks the centenary of some of the worst atrocities committed during the Civil War. Donal Byrne has been looking at what happened at Ballyseedy, and in other parts of Kerry, during what became known as the “Terror Month”…

RTE

March 3, 2023

The Mick Clifford Podcast

Owen O'Shea: Lest we Forget

“This month one hundred years ago the civil war reached its nadir with some horrific outrages in Co Kerry. Combatants on both sides died in terrible circumstances, including the outrage at Ballyseedy where nine men were tied around a mine and blown up. Miraculously one, Stephen Fuller, survived. This week’s podcast guest is Historian Owen O’Shea, he looks back on those violent weeks and the subsequent fall out that resonated down through the generations.”

The Mick Clifford Podcast

March 3, 2023

Tuairisc: Foclóirí

‘Glanadh an Taoiseach agus an Tánaiste i nDáil Éireann nimh shléacht Bhailte Ó Síoda’

“Deir an té a dhein an clár faisnéise ‘Ballyseedy’ gur chóir don stát leithscéal a ghabháil ‘as an gcoir chogaidh’ a deineadh ansin 100 bliain ó shin…”

Tuairisc

March 2, 2023

Kerry's Eye

Tralee hosts Major Civil War conference

Kerry's Eye

March 2, 2023

The Kerryman Newspaper

Setting the record straight on Ballyseedy

The Kerryman

March 1, 2023

The Irish Times

Government should correct Dáil record on Ballyseedy 100 years on, urges historian

“Statement of Ballyseedy survivor should be read into record to ‘correct’ official account of ‘atrocity’, conference hears…”

The Irish Times

February 27, 2023

Irish Examiner

Sexual assault used as a 'deliberate tactic' in Kerry during Civil War, conference told

“Sexual assault was deployed as a “deliberate tactic” during the Civil War, a conference in Kerry has heard…. “

Irish Examiner

February 26, 2023

Radio Kerry

Confronting the Civil War in Kerry

he Kerry Civil War Conference opened in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee last evening and continues until tomorrow. Jerry speaks to historians Dr Héléne O’Keeffe of University College Cork and Dr Fionnuala Walsh of University College Dublin.

Radio Kerry

February 24, 2023

Irish Examiner

Cork and Kerry treated as 'hostile foreign country', civil war conference hears

“Civilian women suffered a lot, including harassment, being jailed and sexual violence… “

Irish Examiner

February 24, 2023

RTE Radio 1

Extended: One hundred years on from March 1923 - The Civil War's 'Murder Month' (Audio)

“Shane McElhatton, Series Editor, Decade of Commemorations, speaks to Owen O’Shea, Author of ‘No Middle Path; The Civil War in Kerry’, Dr. Mary McAuliffe, Director of Gender Studies at UCD and Dr. Richard McElligott, Lecturer in Modern and Irish History, Dundalk IT, about the depths of violence in Co. Kerry during March 1923. …”

RTE

February 24, 2023

Kerry's Eye

Leading experts for Civil War event

Kerry's Eye

February 23, 2023

The Irish Times

Descendants of two Kerry Civil War atrocities to be invited to commemoration

“Five soldiers were killed by landmine at Knocknagoshel and eight prisoners were killed in retaliation at Ballyseedy…”

The Irish Times

February 22, 2023

Radio Kerry

Saturday Supplement: 'Their Memory will Endure: Civil War in Kerry'

On the Saturday Supplement we will meet those behind the concert entitled ‘Their Memory will Endure: Civil War in Kerry’ which is part of the Kerry Civil War Conference weekend. 

Radio Kerry

February 17, 2023

The Kerryman Newspaper

Civil War exhibition unveiled at Siamsa

The Kerryman

February 2, 2023

The Kerryman Newspaper

Civil War conference is key event in Kerry centenary

The Kerryman

February 15, 2023

Kerry's Eye

Rare Screening for Ballyseedy documentary

Kerry's Eye

February 02, 2023

Kerry's Eye

Students interpret Civil War stories

Kerry's Eye

February 02, 2023

Radio Kerry

Television drama based on Ballyseedy Massacre to be screened in Kerry

“Television drama based on Ballyseedy Massacre to be screened in Kerry. Ballyseedy, which was written and presented by broadcaster and journalist, Pat Butler, will be shown at Siamsa Tíre Theatre in Tralee on February 24th. …”

Radio Kerry

January 31, 2023

RTE

No Middle Path - David McCullagh on the Civil War in Kerry

“David McCullagh reviews No Middle Path: The Civil War in Kerry, a new exploration of the conflict caused by the Irish Civil War of 1922–23 by historian and Kerryman Owen O’Shea …”

RTE

January 28, 2023

Kerry's Eye

Art sector to commemorate Civil War

Kerry's Eye

January 27, 2023

The Irish Times

‘In today’s terms, they were war crimes’: The ageing children of Ireland’s Civil War generation remember

The Irish Times

January 23, 2023

The Irish Times

Sinn Féin councillor calls for Taoiseach to apologise for Civil War executions

“Members of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael described move as inappropriate as Ballyseedy massacre centenary approaches …”

The Irish Times

January 17, 2023

Tralee Today

Song, Drama, Poetry And Reading Performances In Siamsa As Part Of Civil War Conference

“A SPECIAL commemorative concert marking the centenary of the Civil War in Kerry will take place at Siamsa Tíre in Tralee next month as part of the programme of events for a three-day conference on the conflict in the county and beyond… “

Tralee Today

January 17, 2023

Irish Examiner

Irish Civil War: ‘Rather gruesome to talk of’ — Why the conflict in Kerry was so bitter and divisive

“A wall of silence has long surrounded the scale and brutality of the violence in Kerry, not least the deaths of 173 people… “

Irish Examiner

January 7, 2023

Irish Examiner

Irish Civil War: Cork and Kerry's darkest days claimed 400 lives

“The bitter conflict dragged on for months into 1923 with killings and reprisals including a number of notorious atrocities… “

Irish Examiner

January 6, 2023

Flipboard

Irish Civil War will be focus of conference in Kerry

“Local, national and international experts will discuss the Irish Civil War as part of a conference to take place in Kerry this February. The event is …”

Flipboard

January 4, 2023

Irish Examiner

Irish Civil War: 'Mollie got mental and is definitely mental since' — Kerry pensions data reveals the deep trauma of the conflict

“Petitions for pensions or compensation tell hidden stories of the long-term suffering of people caught up in the Civil War in Kerry …”

Irish Examiner

January 3, 2023

The Kerryman Newspaper

Irish Civil War will be focus of conference in Kerry

“Local, national and international experts will discuss the Irish Civil War as part of a conference to take place in Kerry this February. The event is part of the State’s Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2023…”

The Kerryman

January 03, 2023

Radio Kerry

Three-day conference in Tralee to mark centenary of Civil War

“A three-day conference is to be held in Tralee to mark the centenary of the Civil War.  It’ll bring together a range of local, national, and international experts, historians, and academics to discuss the conflict and its legacy… “

Radio Kerry

January 02, 2023

Killarney Today

Experts, historians and academics lined up for Kerry event

“A three-day conference to mark the centenary of the civil war and will bring together a wide range of local, national and international experts, historians and academics to discuss the conflict and its legacy …”

Killarney Today

December 12, 2022

Apple Podcasts

PODCAST: The Irish Civil War: How It Impacted Kerry

“Returning to the subject of our most popular podcast, Dr Patrick Geoghegan discusses the events and impact of the Irish Civil War with a new panel of experts, focusing particularly on Co Kerry …”

Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan

October 2, 2022