1 December 2018: ‘Waterford in 1918: The contribution of Cathal Brugha’, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

On Saturday 1 December 2018 a conference on Waterford in 1918: The Contribution of Cathal Brugha took place in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, to explore the contribution of Cathal Brugha (1874-1922) to Waterford and national politics.

While Brugha is well known as a prominent figure at a national level during the Irish Revolution, his connections with  Waterford are not as widely appreciated. Brugha served as TD for Waterford County in the first Dáil, having won a landslide victory for Sinn Féin at the December 1918 general election, and subsequently presiding over the first meeting of the Dáil in January 1919. Speakers included Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Mary McAuliffe (UCD), Pat McCarthy, and Will Murphy (DCU).

Download the full programme here.

From the RIA Dictionary of Irish Biography: Cathal Brugha.

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