IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR

by ehistoryadmin on May 20, 2017

Irish Military Seminar

9-11 June, 2017 Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Hosted by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee and

Creative Ireland Kildare, in association with June Fest, Ireland’s Military Story and Merrion Press.

Free Admission but booking essential: boxoffice@riverbank.ie / 045 448327

 PRINT or DOWNLOAD Seminar Poster

Friday 9 June: Opening event and book launch followed by film clips and panel discussion on Ireland’s peacekeepers.

Saturday 10 June: Full day of presentations and Irish Military Vehicles Group indoor militaria display. On-site bookshop on Saturday.

Sunday 11 June: Site visit to Mullaghmast in association with the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups: Archaeologist Noel Dunne and Griese Youth Theatre performance.

Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this inaugural seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past.

Great episodes in Ireland’s history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like Vietnam, the Balkans and the African continent.

Speakers include: Helen Litton, John Dorney, Lar Joye, Dan Harvey, James Durney, Declan Power, Justin Horgan, Wesley Bourke, Kenneth Dawson, Dr. Helene O’Keeffe and Maurice O’Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore.

Topics: WWI and WWII; 1798 Rebellion; American Civil War; Vietnam War; Irish Civil War in Dublin; The Fenian Rising (150th Anniversary); Thomas Ashe (100th Anniversary of his death); Luftwaffe POWs; Jadotville, the Congo and Beyond; Massacre at Mullaghmast – A Game of Thrones!

www.kildare.ie/ehistory

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The image was drawn by David Butler  – Fionn, Bran and Sceolan –  the marvellous sculpture at Ballymany Roundabout on the Curragh, the work of Lynn Kirkham of the Greenmantle studio.

 

Creative Ireland Kildare

IRISH MILITARY SEMINAR PROGRAMME

by ehistoryadmin on May 20, 2017

Irish Military Seminar 9-11 June, 2017

9-11 June, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

 

FRIDAY

15.15-17.30 Congo – An Irish Affair (FILM) – a special screening

17.45 p.m. Reception in foyer of Riverbank.

Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of County Kildare, Cllr. Ivan Keatley.

Book launch by Brig. General Joe Mulligan, GOC, CurraghWar Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel C.M.L. Clements, MC

compiled and edited by James Durney and Hugh Crawford

18.30-19.15 p.m. Thomas Ashe – A life given for Ireland (the 100th anniversary of his death) – Maurice O’Keeffe and Dr. Hélène O’Keeffe, Irish Life and Lore (Oral History Projects)

19.30 p.m. -20.30 p.m. Blue Caps and Bulls WoolThe Congo and beyond! Declan Power, Dan Harvey and Maurice O’Keeffe

SATURDAY

8.45 a.m.-9.15 a.m. Registration Tea & Coffee

9.20-9.25 a.m. Welcome – Wesley Bourke and Conor Graham

9.25 a.m.-10.10 a.m. The Sea was Red with Irish Blood! – Gallipoli 1915 – Lar Joye

10.10 a.m.-10.55 a.m. The Fenian Rising – Bloodlines! – Helen Litton

10.55-11.25 a.m. Break Tea/Coffee

11.30-12.15 p.m. A very uncivil affair! War in Dublin 1922-1923 – John Dorney

12 .15-13.00 p.m. Michael Kelly Lawler, American Civil War General – Wesley Bourke

 

13.00 – 13.55 p.m. LUNCH (at own expense)

 

14.00-14.45 p.m. Full Metal Shamrocks – Irishmen and the Vietnam War – James Durney and guest(s)

14.50 p.m.-15.35 p.m. A Belfast Jacobin – Samuel Neilson and 1798 Rebellion – Kenneth Dawson

15.35 p.m.-15.50 p.m. Refresher Break 

15.55 p.m.-16.40 p.m. Luftwaffe Eagles over Ireland – Justin Horgan

16.40 p.m.-17.00 p.m. Close of Seminar with Chair of Co. Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, Cllr. Pádraig McEvoy

SATURDAY

11 a.m.-18.00 p.m. McKenna Gallery Riverbank, Weapons Display and workshop – Irish Military Vehicles Group

SUNDAY

FIELD TRIP TO THE RATH OF MULLAGHMAST in association with the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups

                10.00 a.m. Bus departs Newbridge

                Massacre at Mullaghmast – A Game of Thrones! – a note by Mario Corrigan and James      Durney

                The lost Medieval Village – Noel Dunne, Archaeologist

                Performance – Griese Youth Theatre

                12.30 p.m. Refreshments at Burtown House

                14.00 p.m. Arrive back in Newbridge

Free Admission (minimal cost for field trip): booking essential: boxoffice@riverbank.ie/045 448327

Contact: cilldara2016@gmail.com or localhistory@kildarecoco.ie or phone 045 448350 or 087 9871046

Part of Kildare County Council’s, Decade of Commemorations programme and a

Creative Ireland Kildare initiative, in association with Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press and June Fest.

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