24-25 Jan 2014: UCC Conference on ‘Ireland and the First World War’

WWI CONF POSTER-FINAL VERSION-EMAIL copyOn 24-25 January 2014 UCC hosted a major conference entitled ‘Ireland and the First World War: “In defence of right, freedom, and religion”’?


The conference was the latest in the ongoing series entitled ‘Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution’, organized by UCC to mark the ‘Decade of Centenaries’.






The conference was opened by Mr Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, and was addressed by Dr. Andrew Murrison MP, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s special representative for the centenary commemoration of the First World War. Dr Murrison commented on the centenary commemorations of the First Warodl War from a British perspective, while also stating that ‘in Ireland’s decade of commemorations, we should remember with respect the sacrifice of all of that generation, from whichever traditions or perspectives they fought’.


To read the full text of Andrew Murrison’s speech, click here.


To view the full conference programme, click here.

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