On Thursday 6 September 2018 Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, officially launched a new exhibition entitled World War One: Ireland’s humanitarian effort at the dlr Lexicon in Dún Laoghaire. The exhibition explored voluntary humanitarian aid efforts in Ireland during the war, and was curated by Pádraig Allen of the St John Ambulance,…

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On Thursday 9 February 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin presented the third in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Myles Duncan (RTÉ) and Nerys Williams (UCD) presented a joint lecture entitled ‘Poets of the black chair: Francis Ledwidge and Hedd Wynn, 1887-1917’. Francis Ledwidge is one of the…

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On Thursday 2 February 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin presented the second in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Michael Kennedy (RIA) will give a lecture entitled ‘Ireland and the war at sea, 1917’. Popular memory often recalls the sinking of Lusitania and Leinster off the Irish coast…

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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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