On Tuesday 23 October 2018 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin’s School of Histories and Humanities presented a one day conference to mark the centenary of the ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic of 1918-19. The pandemic travelled emerged in the latter months of the First World War, and was transported across the globe as armies demobilised on an…

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On Friday 27 April 2018, as part of CAFE Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Cobh Library, Co. Cork, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘Greatest killer of the 20th century? The flu pandemic of 1918-19’. The twentieth century was the century of mass death and yet, contrary to popular misconception, the greatest killer of all…

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