On Tuesday 18 April 2017 Dublin City Council presented the third of its 2017 lunchtime lecture series on the theme of ‘Remembrance & commemoration: the First World War’. The First World War was at that date the most devastating conflict in world history – never before had so many people been slaughtered and so many countries been involved. The commemoration of this tragic event required careful consideration. This series looks at commemoration in Belgium, Germany, Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State, and is designed to complement the Assembly memorial chairs WW1 exhibit.
The third lecture in the series, entitled ‘The legacy of Ireland’s role in the First World War’, was delivered by Carol Walker (Somme Association). The lecture took place in the Council Chamber, City Hall.