On Tuesday 21 April 2015, to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings of April 1915, the monthly meeting of the Irish Historical Society hosted a panel discussion on Gallipoli campaign. The speakers were Tom Burke (University College Dublin); Dr William Mulligan (University College Dublin); and Dr David Murphy (Maynooth University). The meeting was chaired by Lar Joye…

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On Tuesday 14 April the National Library of Ireland hosted a History Ireland Hedge School debate entitled ‘The road to Gallipoli’. April 2015 sees the centenary of the Gallipoli landings of 1915, in which the 10th (Irish) Division participated. The debate was be chaired by History Ireland editor Tommy Graham, and the panelists were Myles…

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On 10-11 April 2015 Maynooth University hosted the annual conference of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI). The theme of this years conference was ‘Irish women in the First World War era’. Click here for details of the conference. From the International encyclopedia of the First World War: Women’s mobilization for war.

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On 6 April 2015—Easter Monday—RTÉ organised a major commemorative event entitled Road to the Rising. The event was being conducted in collaboration with An Post, Dublin City Council, and the Ireland 2016 initiative. The over-arching theme was to explore life in the the Ireland of 1915 in as a broad a manner as possible. Road to…

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On Easter Sunday, 5 April, the first official 2015 commemoration of the Easter Rising began at 9.30am in Glasnevin Cemetery with the raising of the tri-colour and the laying of wreaths at the Sigerson Memorial, a monument to the men and women who fell during Easter Week 1916. The event was attended by Minister for Arts, Heritage and…

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