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5th Irish Military Seminar 2021

5th Irish Military Seminar 2021


?The Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee are delighted to present the 5th annual Irish Military Seminar. 

The 2021 programme of free events is taking place online due to the current public health guidelines.

The War of Independence, World War I, Strongbow and the extensive collections of the Military Archives are among the topics that feature in the 2021 programme which includes Zoom talks and some pre-recorded interviews with local County Kildare historians.

Email or phone 0873611439 if you require any further information.

Visit for free registration and full details of the seminar

Tuesday 8th June - 7.30PM (via Zoom) 'The Military Archives Pensions Collections' - Michael Keane (Military Archives)

Thursday 10th June - 7.30PM (via Zoom) 'Representing the Last Moments of Irish Revolutionaries in Museums' - Dr Siobhan Doyle (National Museum of Ireland)

Saturday 12th June - 7.30PM (Premiere of Pre-Recorded Interview) 'The Life and Work of The War Cartoonist Bill Mauldin' - Raphael Ryan in conversation with Margaret Rowe

Tuesday 15th June - 7.30PM (Premiere of Pre-Recorded Interview) 'Irish Servicewomen in the Great War: From Western Front to the Roaring Twenties' - Dr Barbara Walsh in conversation with Margaret Scott

Thursday 17th June - 7.30PM Book Launch & Talk: Remembrance: The World War I Dead of Co. Kildare & Talk by Ronan McGreevy (The Irish Times)

Friday 18th June - 7.30PM 'The Military Archives Oral History Collection' - Noelle Grothier

Saturday 19th June - 10.00AM (Booking link below) 'Strongbow and the Normans' - Dr Conor Kostick

Saturday 19th June - 11.00AM (Booking link below) 'Rows and Ructions: military-civilian violence in Irish garrison towns' - Dr Aoife Bhreathnach

Saturday 19th June - 12.00PM (Booking link below) 'Guerilla Warfare During The War of Independence' - Lorcan Collins

Booking Essential - See for full details
Email or TEL: 087 3611439 for further details

Keep an eye out on the following channels for further details!

We would like to thank the support and assistance of the following:
  • The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee
  • Kildare County Council
  • Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (under Decade of Centenaries 2012-23 Initiative)
  • JuneFest 2021
  • The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups
  • National Gallery of Ireland

Acknowledgements Kildare County Council and Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

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