On Wednesday 15 March 2017, as part of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme, Belfast City Hall hosted the launch of Alison Murphy’s Winnie and George: an unlikely union. This joint biography explores the unlikely marriage between the Republican and 1916 veteran Winifred Carney, a Catholic, and her husband George McBride, a UVF and British Army veteran…

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On 16 February 2017 Mid-Antrim Museums Service in association with Causeway Museums Service presented a one-day seminar entitled ‘On the brink: the politics of conflict. Share the learning’ seminar, This is the final seminar for the ‘On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914- 16’, a three-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and…

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On Saturday 26 November, as part of Explore your archive week 2016,  Dublin City Library and Archives hosted an afternoon seminar on ‘The battle of the Somme and the First World War’, arising from the current DCLA exhibition on the Somme.  Subjects discussed included the design and research of the exhibition itself, the experience of…

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On Saturday 19 November 2016, to mark the centenary of the end of the battle of the Somme, the iconic 1916 UNESCO-listed historical film The battle of the Somme, by cinematographers Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, was shown on screen accompanied by Laura Rossi’s acclaimed score performed live by orchestras Camerata Ireland and SinfoNua under the…

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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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On Sunday 25 September 2016 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, presented a public lecture on the Battle of the Somme by Lar Joye, curator of Military History. This had a particular emphasis on the experiences of the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who were based at the…

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The 2016 Dublin Festival of History took place from 23 September to 8 October 2016. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted in 2013, and consists of a wide range of events: a series of lectures and discussions hosted in Dublin Castle Printworks; walking tours, public talks hosted in Dublin…

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