by ehistoryadmin on March 22, 2018


17.00 – 17.45 p.m. The Glen of Imaal Disaster, 1941 – Terence O’Reilly

17.50 p.m. Readings from the Leb – Martin Malone

18.35 p.m. Reception in foyer of Riverbank Arts Centre

19.00 p.m. Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of Co. Kildare, Cllr. Martin Miley

19.15 p.m. Book Launch by Col. Desmond Travers (Retd.), Witness to War Crimes, by Colm Doyle, with Conor Graham, Merrion Press

20.00 p.m. Who Fears to Speak of ’22? The politics of Commemoration. The practicalities and challenges of commemoration history; a panel discussion and public forum with historians and the local media

8.45 – 9.15 a.m. Registration – Tea & Coffee
9.20 – 9.25 a.m. Welcome

9.30 – 10.15 a.m. Zulu. The Defence of Rorke’s Drift – Dan Harvey

10.20 – 11.05 a.m. What Did The Women Do Anyway? The Role of Women in the Struggle for Irish Freedom 1918-1923 – Liz Gillis
11.05 – 11.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee Break

11.35 a.m. – 12.20 p.m. Recovering the voices of the Union Irish: The forgotten letters of Ireland’s American Civil War dead – Damian Shiels

12.25 – 13.10 p.m. Oliver Cromwell and the conquest of Ireland: His greatest failure? – Professor Micheál Ó Siochrú

13.10 – 14.25 p.m. LUNCH (at own expense)

14.30 – 15.15 p.m. Granuaile – Grace O’Malley: Ireland’s Pirate Queen (1530-1603). The life and times of an iconic pioneer and feminist – Anne Chambers

15.20 – 16.05 p.m. The significance of Irish involvement in World War I: A review – Neil Richardson

16.30 p.m. Close of seminar
20.00 p.m. Saturday, 9 June: ‘Birth of a Nation’ a musical extravaganza set against the backdrop of Irish history up to the founding of the modern Irish State; featuring songs and music from the period. A marvellous, sometimes whimsical, but often tragic journey, guaranteed to move and entertain. Script by Mario Corrigan. Paul Linehan, Tenor, Ann Cullen, Piano and Violin, and Liam Quinlivan, Narrator.
Seminar Admission: Friday Free; Saturday €5.00. Includes complimentary tea and coffee break. Lunch at own expense. Booking essential via Riverbank Arts Centre Box Office.
boxoffice@riverbank.ie 00353 (0)45 448327




Further details: www.kildare.ie/ehistory : Facebook: Kildare Decade of Commemorations

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