3rd IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2019

by ehistoryadmin on June 5, 2019

 

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IMS 2019_Programme [lo-res]

Irish Military Seminar 6-15 June 2019
Great Episodes in Ireland’s History
Newbridge Community Library and Riverbank Arts Centre

Part of KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL’S DECADE OF COMMEMORATIONS PROGRAMME and a CREATIVE IRELAND KILDARE INITIATIVE

Highlights
Thursday 13 June: Kildare History Shorts: 3 presentations on one night
Friday 14th June: Irish Defence Forces Night: Jadotville and the Battle of At Tiri
Saturday 15 June: Full day of presentations from noted historians including Dr. Leeann Lane and Dr. Myles Dungan. Diverse topics to include The Battle of Kinsale, IRA Border Campaign 1956 and the Irish at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Seminar Programme

THURSDAY, 6 June, Newbridge Community Library

19.00 pm Official opening of the Seminar on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings
A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day – Dan Harvey Book Launch in conjunction with Merrion Press

THURSDAY, 13 June, Newbridge Community Library

KILDARE HISTORY SHORTS
19.15 pm The story of the crash of a Luftwaffe bomber near Kiltealy, Co. Wexford, October 1941 – Michael Rowley
19.55 pm The advent of firepower on the battlefield 1899: fire and manoeuvre in the early battles of the Boer War  – Liam Kenny
20.45 pm That there was significant republican activity in Co. Kildare during the War of Independence  – Michael Murphy

FRIDAY, 14 June, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
18.00 pm Reception

18.45 pm The Heroes of Jadotville – Leo Quinlan

20.00 pm The Battle of At Tiri – Sgt. Wayne Fitzgerald, Editor of An Cosantóir in conversation with veterans/historians

SATURDAY, 15 June, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

9.30 am Dorothy Mcardle – Dr. Leeann Lane

10.20 am The Reality Of Ireland’s “Neutrality” During The Second World War – T. Ryle Dwyer

11.35 am Hell Or Some Worse Place: The 1601 Spanish Invasion of Ireland and The Battle Of Kinsale – Des Ekin

12.25 pm The IRA Border Campaign: Origins And Strategy – Dr. Ruan O’Donnell

14.30 pm Margaret Skinnider: Uncovering Female Militant Activities 1912-1923 – Dr. Mary McAuliffe

15.20 pm The Irish At The Little Bighorn – Dr. Myles Dungan

Seminar Admission: Thursday (6th and 13th) and Friday Free
Saturday €5.00. Includes complimentary tea and coffee break. Lunch at own expense.
Booking essential via Riverbank Arts Centre Box Office.
boxoffice@riverbank.ie/045-448327

Newbridge Community Library – 045-448353
newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

 

 

Join Seamus Kelly for a Walking tour of Leixlip for the Festival on Friday 31st of May.

Meet  at Arthur’s Square at 7 pm sharp.. Free event ..

 

Seamus published his book A Walking Tour of Leixlip in 2001.

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