Old Drogheda Society
News of a Bailieborough Heritage Society event.
What actually happened? History Ireland Hedge School,
Ulster Canal Stores, Clones, Co. Monaghan 7pm Fri 5 Feb 2016
No admission charge and no booking required.
The Somme Offensive was one of the bloodiest battles in history, costing the lives of more than 1.5 million men, many of then members of the 36th (Ulster) Division, and later soldiers of the 16th (Irish) Division.
In Ireland the focus has usually been on the battle’s commemoration (and by whom) but what about the battle itself? How did it fit into the wider strategy of the war?
What does it tell us about the nature of war at that time and in particular on its effect on the Irish involved?
To discuss these and related matters join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, and Jennifer Wellington (UCD), Lar Joye (National Museum), Jason Burke (Queen’s, Belfast), and George Knight (Clogher Historical Society).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional details. Kind Regards, Liz Coffey, Media and Communications. Tel: + 353 87 68 46557