Somme

16 February 2017: ‘On the brink: the politics of conflict. Share the learning’ seminar, Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, 47 Glanarm Road, Larne, Co. Antrim BT401DT

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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26 November 2016: ‘The battle of the Somme and the First World War’ seminar, Dublin City Library and Archives, Dublin 2

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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19 November 2016: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ and showing of ‘The battle of the Somme’ with live score, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2

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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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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25 September 2016: ‘Five months of failure: the Battle of the Somme and the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

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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23 September-8 October 2016: Dublin Festival of History

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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