On Thursday 14 April 2016 Dr Joanna Brück of the University of Bristol gave a lecture on Frongoch internment camp in North Wales, as part of the ongoing ‘Archaology of a decade of war’ series, being hosted as part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 1916 public engagement programme. This examined the 1916 Rising from a military history point of view, looking at the events of the rebellion and the battlefield today. After the Easter Rising of 1916, some 1,800 Irish men were interned at Frongoch, North Wales. This talk will explore the potential of an archaeological approach to the camp and its material culture, ranging from research on the craftwork made by internees to recent archaeological survey at the site itself.
The lecture will take place from 1pm-1.45pm in the Ceramics Room, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
From Letters of 1916: a letter from Frongoch prisoners to Tim Healy, October 1916.