by ehistoryadmin on April 8, 2024

Kildare County Council to host 8th Irish Military Seminar

Events taking place from 10–11 May 2024



Kildare County Archives and Local Studies is pleased to announce that the 8th Irish Military Seminar will take place in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May 2024. All events are free to attend but early booking is advised via Riverbank Arts Centre and 045 448 327.

The seminar will begin on Friday, 10 May at 19.00 in the Riverbank Arts Centre foyer with the launch of a ground-breaking colourised photo book of Co. Kildare during the revolutionary period: The Colour of Kildare 1913-1923 by James Durney, Mario Corrigan and John O’Byrne.

Cllr Darragh Fitzpatrick, Cathaoirleach of Kildare County Council, will open the seminar on Friday evening at an annual event focused on the Irish Defence Forces. This year, author and broadcaster, Ralph Riegel, will speak on the 50-year search for Ireland’s lost soldier, Trooper Pat Mullins, Co. Limerick, killed in an ambush in 1961 at Elizabethville, The Congo.

Saturday’s series of lectures includes the Nine Years’ War, International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, Richard II’s invasion of Ireland, World War Military Structures in Co. Kildare, Irish Doctors in the Second World War, and Seán Keating and the Art of Revolution

The full programme is available here.

The Irish Military Seminar is supported by Kildare County Council, the Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2013-23 initiative.

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