24 November 2018: ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’, Birr, Co. Offaly

On Saturday 24 November 2018 Birr Library hosted a talk by Denis Kirby of the Leinster Regiment Association, entitled ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’. After four years of German occupation the 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) liberated the town of Ledegem in Belgium, after which Martin…

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19 November 2018: ‘Escaping a prison of peoples? 100 years after the collapse of the Habsburg Empire’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Thursday 18 October a new six-part public lecture series entitled  ‘1918 and the New Europe’ began at Trinity College Dublin. The lecture series  will hear from national and international experts who will re-examine the significance of 1918 as the beginning of a new European order. The series will focus on the collapsing empires and the…

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18 November 2018: ‘Gallipoli, the GPO, and Flanders’, Trim, Co. Meath

On Sunday 18 November 2018 S, St Patrick’s Cathedral (COI), Trim, Co. Meath, hosted a performance of composer Michael Holohan’s musical and theatrical piece ‘Gallipoli, the GPO and Flanders’. Drawing on the personal letters and diaries of both his paternal and maternal granduncles and the diary of a British soldier, the composer Michael Holohan has…

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16 November 2018: ‘The Great War and Clare’, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

On Friday 16 November 2018, as part of Clare County Library’s Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series, Joe Power delivered a lecture entitled ‘The Great War and Clare’ at Ennistymon Public Library. This talk explored how the Great War impacted upon Ireland, particularly Co. Clare. The lecture took place at 6.30pm. Learn more about Clare men…

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14-23 November 2018: Exhibition on ‘World War One: The Westmeath connection’, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Between Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 23 November 2018, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Westmeath County Council presented an exhibition in Mullingar entitled ‘World War One: The Westmeath connection’.  This exhibition was an initiative of the Westmeath Heritage Forum. It offered insights not only into the sheer scale of…

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