In January and February 2015, as part of a Heritage Lottery funded First World War Project, Newry and Mourne Museum is holding an evening lecture series on ‘Ireland and the First World War’. The speakers and lecture topics are as follows:
Wednesday 14 January: Prof. Keith Jeffery (Queen’s University, Belfast), ‘Joining up for what? Irish recruitment in the First World War’.
Wednesday 21 January: Philip Orr, ‘Irish soldiers in the battles of the First World War’
Wednesday 28 January: Dr Robert Whan (Newry & Mourne Museum), ‘The medical front’.
Wednesday 4 February: Dr Robert Whan (Newry & Mourne Museum), ‘The Home Front: Newry and Mourne in the Great War’.
Wednesday 11 February: Matt Maginnis, ‘Mourne men and U-Boats’.
Wednesday 18 February: Dr Myles Dungan (RTÉ), ‘A sort of homecoming: Irish soldiers and the aftermath of the Great War’.
The lectures will take place at Newry and Mourne Museum, Bagenal’s Castle, Castle Street, Newry, BT34 2BY. Each talk will begin at 7:30 pm, but the final lecture will begin at 8pm to allow attendees to view the Museum’s travelling exhibition on local aspects of the war. Light refreshments will be provided at each lecture.
All the lectures are FREE of charge and offered on a first come first served basis. To reserve a place, at one or more of the lectures, please contact the Museum on 028 3031 3173 / 028 3031 3182 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.