26 January 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘Grassroots activity’, Lurgan, Co. Antrim

On Thursday 26 January 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the first of their ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years  the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising and the…

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14 November 2016: ‘The 1916 centenaries: an opportune time for reflection’, Belfast City Hall, Belfast

On Monday 14 November 2016 Hedge the Fellowship of the Messines Association hosted a debate in Belfast City Hall on ‘The 1916 centenaries: an opportune time for reflection?’. This consisted of a discussion of the Somme and the Great War from a variety of perspectives, and was an opportunity for thoughtful reflection, wide-ranging discussion in a…

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21 January 2016: Presbyterian Church of Ireland conference, ‘The future of our past: remembering and reassessing 1916’, Belfast

On Thursday 21 January 2016 the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) organised a conference entitled The future of our past: remembering and reassessing 1916’. The conference, to be held in Belfast, sought to explore the events of 100 years ago and discuss how they came to exert such a central place in how Ireland views its…

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20 October 2015: Public Lecture by Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford): ‘Historians and the memory of the Irish Revolution’, Trinity College Dublin

On Tuesday 20 October Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford) gave the 2015 Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, entitled “‘An inheritance from our forefathers?’ Historians and the memory of the Irish Revolution”. Prof. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and is currently Parnell Fellow at the University of Cambridge.…

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24 April 2015: Commonwealth and Ireland commemoration service for Gallipoli campaign, Cape Helles, Turkey

On Friday 24 April 2015  a Commonwealth and Ireland commemoration service for the Gallipoli campaign took place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Cape Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. The British-led campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the Dardanelles during the First World War lasted from February 1915 to January 1916; over 21,000 British and Irish troops…

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21 April 2015: Irish Historical Society panel discussion on Gallipoli campaign, Boston College (Dublin), 43 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

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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