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

FaceBook: KildareDecadeofCommemorations : Twitter: @cilldara2016

 Fionn Colour web small

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

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