On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 2018 the second ‘Irish Military Seminar’ took place at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The aim of the seminar was to look at all aspects of Irish military history, in a county that has a long association with multiple military traditions that continues up to the present day. Participants included Damian Shiels, Dan Harvey, Neil Richardson, Liz Gillis, Anne Chambers, Terence O’Reilly, and Micheál Ó Siochrú. The seminar also incorporated a number of displays and an accompanying concert. Download the full programme here.
The seminar was hosted by Kildare County Council and the Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with June Fest, Prosperous Heritage Festival, Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press, Creative Ireland and Into Kildare.