Hidden Histories – The Unfolding Story of Ireland in WW1

Old Drogheda Society


The Federation of Local Historical Societies and the Ulster Federation of Local Societies are holding their joint seminar on Saturday (tomorrow) in the Crown Plaza Hotel Dundalk - Full details below, any member of the Old Drogheda Society wishing to attend will be welcome.



Local History Federations – Ireland North and South


Joint Seminar


Hidden Histories – The Unfolding Story of Ireland in WW1”


Crowne Plaza Hotel – Dundalk Co. Louth

Sat. 11th October 2014



“The seminar in this the centenary year of the start of World War 1 will examine its impact on communities and people of the island of Ireland and their responses to wartime hardships.”




Seminar Programme


9.00 – 10.00                Registration – Tea/coffee


10.00 – 10.10              Seminar Opening – John Dooher – FULS


10.15 – 11.15              Professor Brian Walker, Q.U.B. who will give the keynote

                                    address, “World War 1 in the decade of Centenary   

                                    commemorations : an overview”


11.15 – 12.00              Padraig Yeates – “Dublin a city in Wartime”           


12.00 – 12.45              Quincy Dougan – “Militant Irish Anti Home Rule Outside                                        Ulster in 1914”


13.00 – 14.30              Lunch -  2 Course Dinner with Tea/Coffee


14.30 – 15.15              Dr. Donal Hall – “The Unique Experiences of Wartime County



15.15 – 16.00              Dr. Des Marnane – “It’s a long way to Tipperary – the song   

                                     and its impact on the First World War.”


16.00 – 17- 00             Questions and Answers – “Local Societies and the Research

                                     Opportunities of the period”



“The cost of the seminar including tea/coffee and lunch will be €25”


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

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