Ireland And The Great War


Old Drogheda Society


Please note: the seminar on 26th September is almost fully booked up - the final few places will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis so bookings must be sent in asap to Julitta Clancy (PRO). A waiting list will also be drawn up in case of any cancellations.

Telephone 01 8259438 or email julitta1@hotmail.com
Meath Archaeological and Historical Society
in association with the
Meath Peace Group
Decade of Centenaries Seminar No. 2
Saturday, 26th September 2015
St Columban's College, Dalgan Park,
Navan, Co. Meath: 9.30am - 4.45pm

9.30am        Registration
9.45am        Welcome

10.00 Session 1. “IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR”.   Chaired by Frances Tallon
 “Ireland and the Great War” - Prof. Keith Jeffery (QUB)
 “Irish-Australian Perspectives” - Dr Danny Cusack
11.05                                        tea/coffee

11.20 Session 2. “EASTER 1916”.     Chaired by Frank Cogan
 “Dublin Castle and Irish Sedition, 1915-16” - Prof. Eunan O'Halpin (TCD)
 “Commemorating 1916 in 2016” - Dr Fearghal McGarry (QUB)

12.45                                         lunch

2pm   Session 3. “MEATH AND THE GREAT WAR”. Chaired by Peter Connell
 “Navan and its People and the Great War” - Ethna Cantwell
 “From Bellewstown to the Battlefields of WW1” - Fiona Ahern

2.40   Session 4. “MEATH: 1916 AND AFTERMATH”. Chaired by Kieran Cummins
 “Meath and 1916” - Noel French
“1916 and the Rise of Republicanism in Meath, 1917-21” - Ultan Courtney

3.20                                           tea/coffee

3.30   Session 5.  “HISTORY, COMMEMORATION AND 1916”
                        Panel discussion (featuring all speakers). Chaired by John Clancy

4.45                 Closing words

Booking essential: Admission 5 euro payable at door (lunch available only to those who have pre-booked). Contact Julitta Clancy (tel 01 8259438) or email to: julitta1@hotmail.com
Assistance from: Dept of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund (through MPG) and Ireland 2016 (MCC)

Drogheda Museum Millmount,

History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,



Co. Louth, Ireland,



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