Wexford County Council Decade of Centenaries Plan 2020
Wexford County Council Public Library and Archives Service offer a vibrant and exciting Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2020 which has been approved by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
This plan has been designed and adapted to fully comply with necessary Public Health restrictions imposed on the community due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The project plan has been adapted to enable online delivery and to increase public access to the digital collection for the revolutionary period of the War of Independence and the Civil War in County Wexford.
There are a number of strands to Wexford County Council’s Decade of Centenaries plans for 2020.
Digitisation of Archive Material
In addition to continuing to digitise our local newspapers for the period, we have also identified a number of items, recently acquired/deposited items which will enhance the range of revolutionary period material in our archive. These include the Enniscorthy UDC minutes for the 1919-23, and a number of historical documents – relating to the War of Independence and Civil War in Co. Wexford. These will benefit the local community by being made more widely available through the local branch network and on The County Wexford Archives website.
- An on-line exhibition of material from the 1920 Local Elections in County Wexford will be hosted on the County Wexford Archives website.
- On-line exhibition for in branch Digital display units and TV screens concentrating on War of Independence anniversaries in 2020. Hosted on the library’s YouTube channel with links available through social media.
War of Independence Lecture Series/Short films
Our lecture program of talks, short films or webinars by prominent historians of the revolutionary period includes:
- Exploring the Role of Cumann na mBan in Co. Wexford and the effects of conflict on women and children in the County with author and historian Liz Gillis.
- The Burning of Wexford's 'Big Houses', 1919-1923 – with Wexford based historian Dan Walsh.
These lectures will be delivered in autumn/winter 2020.
Please consult the events section of the website for further details.