16 October 2014: Lecture on ‘Captain Henry Gallaugher DSO: from Finner to Flanders’, Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

As part of its current exhibition, ‘Remembering World War One: the Donegal story’, Donegal County Museum hosted a talk by Col (Rtd) Declan O’Carroll on Capt Henry Gallaugher, DSO, in the museum on Thursday 16 October at 8pm. Gallaugher spent his early life in Manorcunningham, and was later active in the Ulster Volunteer Force. He joined…

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9 October 2014: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘Limerick at war, 1914-18’, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

On Thursday 9 October at 7.30pm a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in the Desmond Hall, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, on the topic of ‘Limerick at war, 1914-18′. The debate was chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland, and the panelists were Tom Toomey, Ruan O’Donnell (UL), Tadhg Moloney, and Matthew Potter.   From Limerick…

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13 October 2014: Launch of ‘Forgotten Gaelic volunteers’ project, Queen’s University Belfast

On Monday 13 October 2014 at Queen’s University Belfast the GAA launched a new initiative to recognise the participation of GAA members in the First World War. ‘Forgotten Gaelic Volunteers’, a nine-month research project to be undertaken under the auspices of the Ulster Council of the GAA. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and will…

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