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 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 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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