19 September 2014: ‘The road to Woodenbridge’, Culture Night, UCD Newman House, Dublin
From 6pm to 9pm on Culture Night, Friday 19 September, UCD’s Newman House hosted an event entitled ‘Acts and arms: the road to Woodenbridge, September 1914’, to tie in with two major commemorative milestones. On 18 September, the Government of Ireland Act (1914) was signed into law. On 20 September, John Redmond made his famous speech at Woodenbridge, exhorting the Irish Volunteers to join the British armed forces, thus splitting the Irish Volunteer movement. Through panels, actors reading contemporary speeches, and historical artifacts, this event will intended to bring the tension of late September 1914 back to life by explaining how these events changed the course of Ireland’s history both at home and abroad. Click here for more details.
From Century Ireland: What was Home Rule?, Irish political responses to the outbreak of war in 1914, and Redmond urges Irish Volunteers to join the British Army.
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