Irish Military Seminar 2019 & Book Launch

Irish Military Seminar Launch - and Book Launch

Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations Committee and Merrion Press cordially invites you to the launch of

The Irish Military Seminar 2019
by
Clem Ryan, C.E.O./Executive Director, KFM
and
the launch by Kevin Myers of
A Bloody Dawn: the Irish at D-Day
by
Dan Harvey
Newbridge Community Library, Newbridge
on
Thursday, 6 June 2019, at 19.00 p.m.

All welcome – Free public event
Please let anyone you think might be interested know
Facebook: @kildaredecadeofcommemorations

This event talks place 75 years to the day since the D-Day Landings took place.

Irish Military Seminar 2019

Details of the 2019 Irish Military Seminar to be held in Newbridge Co. Kildare in June have been announced. See below.

Programme:

THURSDAY 6 JUNE: NEWBRIDGE LIBRARY

19:00 pm Official opening of the Seminar

Book Launch — A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day, Dan Harvey

THURSDAY 13 JUNE: NEWBRIDGE LIBRARY

18:45 pm Reception

19:15 pm Downed Luftwaffe Aircraft, Mick Rowley

19:55 pm Technological Advances in the Boer War, Liam Kenny

20:45 pm Kildare and the Irish War of Independence, Mick Murphy

FRIDAY 14 JUNE: RIVERBANK ARTS CENTRE, NEWBRIDGE

18:00 pm Reception

19:00 pm Heroes of Jadotville, Leo Quinlan

20:00 pm The Battle of At Tiri, a panel discussion with Irish veterans, facilitated by Sgt. Wayne FitzGerald, Editor of An Cosantóir

SATURDAY 15 JUNE: RIVERBANK ARTS CENTRE, NEWBRIDGE

9:00 am –16:00 pm Full day of presentations from noted historians: Dr. Myles Dungan, Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Dr. Leeann Lane, Des Ekin, Dr. T. Ryle Dwyer and Dr. Mary McAuliffe

Topics: The Battle of Kinsale; Dorothy Macardle, Irish Neutrality in WWII; IRA Border Campaign 1956; Margaret Skinnider; The Irish at the Battle of Little Big Horn

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

THURSDAY: FREE – Newbridge Library newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie or 045 448353

FRIDAY: FREE – BOOKING ESSENTIAL – BOXOFFICE@RIVERBANK.IE / 045-448327

SATURDAY: €5 BOOKING ESSENTIAL – BOXOFFICE@RIVERBANK.IE / 045-448327

Seascapes and Townscapes – Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City

IHTA Public Lecture and Seminar 2019
16–17 May 2019
Convened by the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) in collaboration with the British Historic Towns Atlas/Historic Towns Trust (HTT)
Royal Irish Academy in association with Dublin Port Company

All free to attend, booking essential
Details:

The Shaping of Dublin Port (Public Lecture)
by Professor Colm Lennon, MRIA
Date: 16 May 2019
Time: 18.00
Venue: Dublin Port Company HQ

Free to attend, booking essential. (Click here to book for The Shaping of Dublin Port)

The Shaping of Dublin Port public lecture will officially open the annual Irish Historic Towns Atlas Seminar ‘Seascapes and Townscapes—Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City’ that will take place on the 17 May 2019 in the Royal Irish Academy. This lecture, hosted by Dublin Port will be held in Dublin Port Company HQ where Professor Lennon will look at the evolution of Dublin’s port and will set the tone for the seminar that will be looking at comparative ports in Ireland, Britain and continental Europe. Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company will give some welcoming remarks.

Seascapes and Townscapes – Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City (Seminar)
Date: 17 May 2019
Time: 9.30 – 17.00
Venue: Dublin Port Company HQ

Attendance free, booking essential. (Click here to book for Seascapes and Townscapes)

Click here for seminar programme

Where townscapes meet seascapes, ports are a significant feature of our nineteenth-century urban inheritance. The topographical, environmental and cartographical impact of ‘the port’ is well represented in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, as exemplified by the IHTA published fascicles for Dublin, Belfast, Derry~Londonderry, Drogheda, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Youghal; Cork, Dungarvan and New Ross forthcoming.

The 2019 annual seminar of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas will explore the evolution of port topography on the island of Ireland, as well as its associations with the broader nineteenth-century urban experience, in Britain and in Europe, since ports act as the gateways connecting Irish towns and cities with wider worlds.


The End of the Great War and Ireland in 1918

County Kildare Archaeology Society’s Annual Seminar – ‘The End of the Great War and Ireland in 1918’

September 28, 2018

The County Kildare Archaeological Society’s seminar: ‘The End of the Great War and Ireland in 1918’ will take place in the Killashee House Hotel on Saturday 10th November 2018. This seminar, through its contributors, will reflect on the enormous issues that faced Ireland 100 years ago. The Society is honoured to have Diarmaid Ferriter give the keynote lecture.

The seminar is an integrate part of the National Calendar of Events and is being supported by Kildare County Council and the County Kildare Decade of Commemoration Committee. The Society wishes to appeal to its members and friends to support this historic event by their attendance and early booking to secure their seats and provision of lunch.

The programme and booking details can be downloaded from the society’s website as a PDF by clicking here.

Further details can be had from Bernadette Doyle: 087 2498706 or Hugh Crawford: 087 9072994.

Federation’s 19th Annual Seminar & AGM

The County Kildare Federation of Local History Groups have announced details of the 19th Annual Seminar & AGM titled The Black Flu and Khaki Election, 1918.

The seminar and AGM will be hosted by Naas Local History Group in association with Kilare County Council’s Library and Arts Services and will take place on Saturday the 6 of October, 2018, in the Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Programme of talks:

8.45 a.m. Tea/Coffee and Registration

9.15 a.m. AGM – Business of the Federation

10.05 a.m. Mayor of Kildare, Cllr. Séan Power – Launch of Seminar

10.15 a.m. Dr. Ida Milne, Stacking the Coffins

Dr. Ida Milne is author of Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, war and revolution in Ireland, 1918–19.

Dr. Milne will give a talk on how the 1918-19 influenza pandemic disrupted Irish society and politics. Stilling cities and towns as it passed through, it closed schools, courts and libraries, quelled trade, crammed hospitals, and stretched medical doctors to their limit as they treated hundreds of patients each day. It became part of a major row between nationalists and the Government over interned anti-conscription campaigners. When one campaigner died days before the 1918 general election, Sinn Féin swiftly incorporated his death into their campaign. Survivors interviewed by the author tell what it was like to suffer from this influenza; families of the bereaved speak of the change to their lives. Stacking the coffins is the first Irish history of the disease to include statistics to analyse which groups were most affected. It also draws on the memories of child sufferers telling their stories.

11 a.m. Tea Coffee

11.30 a.m. Ronnie Kinnane, Naas and the Black Flu

12.15 p.m. Frank Taaffe, The Flu Epidemic in Athy

13.00- 13.30 p.m. Q & A – President, Paddy Behan to facilitate

13.30 p.m. Lunch

14.30 p.m. Mario Corrigan, The death of John Redmond

14.45 p.m. Thomas Nelson, The 1918 General Election in Kildare

Thomas Nelson is the author of Through peace and war – Kildare Co. Council in the years of revolution 1899-1926

The members and electors of the first Kildare County Council of 1899 were confidently preparing for a Home Rule Ireland, securely within the British Empire, and with a Parliament in College Green. A quarter of a century later the Ireland they lived in was entirely different to what they had looked forward to. This is the story of how the council conducted local government in Kildare, from the peaceful revolution at its beginning, through the trauma of the Great War, the Easter rising and the subsequent conflict and civil strife, to emerge in a partitioned Ireland in the 1920s which they had never envisaged.

15.50 p.m. Society Speak for members of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups to outline each groups’ activities since the last AGM.

16.30 p.m. END

Irish Military Seminar

Irish Military Seminar – Great Episodes in Ireland’s History
Will take place in the Riverbank, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
9–11 June 2018

Download the Programme: > IMS 2018_Programme

FRIDAY

17:00–17:45pm The Glen of Imaal Disaster, 1941 — Terence O’Reilly

17:50pm Readings from the Leb — Martin Malone

18:35pm Reception in foyer of Riverbank Arts Centre

19:00pm Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of Co. Kildare, Cllr. Martin Miley

19:15pm Book Launch by Col. Desmond Travers (Retd.), Witness to War  Crimes, by Colm Doyle, with Conor Graham, Merrion Press

20:00pm 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

SATURDAY

8:45–9:15am Registration — Tea & Coffee

9:20–9:25am WELCOME

10:20–11:05am What Did The Women Do Anyway? The Role of Women in the Struggle for Irish Freedom 1918–1923 — Liz Gillis

11:05–11:30am TEA / COFFEE BREAK

9:30–10:15am Zulu. The Defence of Rorke’s Drift — Dan Harvey

11:35am–12:20pm Recovering the voices of the Union Irish: The forgotten
letters of Ireland’s American Civil War dead — Damian Shiels

12:25–13:10pm Oliver Cromwell and the conquest of Ireland: His greatest failure? — Professor Micheál Ó Siochrú

13:10–14:25pm LUNCH (at own expense)

14:30–15:15pm Granuaile — Grace O’Malley: Ireland’s Pirate Queen (1530-1603). The life and times of an iconic pioneer and feminist — Anne Chambers

15:20–16:05pm The significance of Irish involvement in World War I: A review — Neil Richardson

16:30pm CLOSE OF SEMINAR

SATURDAY EVENING

20:00pm ‘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.
Concert €10.00. Includes complimentary tea and coffee break. Lunch at own expense.

Download the Programme: > IMS 2018_Programme

Booking  essential via Riverbank Arts Centre Box Office. boxoffice@riverbank.ie / 045-448327.

Part of KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL’S DECADE OF COMMEMORATIONS PROGRAMME and A CREATIVE IRELAND KILDARE INITIATIVE

In association with IRELAND’S MILITARY STORY, MERRION PRESS and JUNE FEST.

Irish Military Seminar

Best way to book this event right now is to phone Riverbank. You can turn up on the day

Free Admission (minimal cost for field trip): booking essential:boxoffice@riverbank.ie/045 448327

Contact: cilldara2016@gmail.com or localhistory@kildarecoco.ie or phone045 448350 or 087 9871046

We are trying to create an Annual Event that will be a positive tourist event for Co. Kildare and promote the county

Opening Friday and all day talks and display on Saturday.

The a site visit to The Rath of Mullaghmast on Sunday – A Game of Thrones!! tea and Coffee at Burtown House

All free and special event for ex-servicemen and women on Friday afternoon

Full colour programme available below:

http://www.kildare.ie/ehistory/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMS-2017_Programme.pdf

June 9th to 11th , 2017 Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Hosted by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee and Creative Ireland: Kildare, in association with June Fest, Ireland’s Military Story and Merrion Press. Trip in association with the Kildare Federation of Local History Groups.

Free Admission but booking now or get tickets today at the door: boxoffice@riverbank.ie / 045 448327 www.riverbank.ie/

Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this inaugural seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past.

Great episodes in Ireland’s history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like Vietnam, the Balkans and the African continent.

Speakers include: Helen Litton, John Dorney, Lar Joye, Dan Harvey, James Durney, Declan Power, Justin Horgan, Wesley Bourke, Kenneth Dawson, Dr. Helene O’Keeffe and Maurice O’Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore.

Topics: WWI and WWII; 1798 Rebellion; American Civil War; Vietnam War; Irish Civil War in Dublin; The Fenian Rising (150th Anniversary); Thomas Ashe (100th Anniversary of his death); Luftwaffe POWs; Jadotville, the Congo and Beyond; Massacre at Mullaghmast – A Game of Thrones!

www.kildare.ie/ehistory
FaceBook: KildareDecadeofCommemorations : Twitter: @cilldara2016

Programme:

FRIDAY

15.15 -17.30 Congo – An Irish Affair (FILM) – a special screening

17.45 Reception in foyer of Riverbank.
Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of Co. Kildare, Cllr. Ivan Keatley.

Book launch by Brig. General Joe Mulligan, GOC, Curragh – War Memoirs of Lieut. Col. Clements, M.C., compiled and edited by James Durney and Hugh Crawford

18.30 – 19.15 Thomas Ashe – A life given for Ireland (the 100th anniversary of his death) – Maurice O’Keeffe and Dr. Helene O’Keeffe, Irish Life and Lore (Oral History Projects)

19.30 – 20.30 Blue Caps and Bulls Wool – The Congo and beyond! Declan Power, Dan Harvey and Maurice O’Keeffe.

SATURDAY

08.45 – 09.15 Registration Tea & Coffee

09.20 – 09.25 Opening Remarks – Wesley Bourke and Conor Graham
09.25 – 10.10 The Sea was Red with Irish Blood! – Gallipoli 1915 – Lar Joye
10.10 – 10.55 The Fenian Rising – Bloodlines! – Helen Litton

10.55 – 11.25 Break Tea/Coffee

11.30 -12.15 A very uncivil affair! War in Dublin 1922-1923 – John Dorney
12 .15 -13.00 Michael Kelly Lawler, American Civil War General – Wesley Bourke

13.00 – 13.55 LUNCH (at own expense)

14.00 -14.45 Full Metal Shamrocks – Irishmen and the Vietnam War – James Durney and guest(s)
14.50 – 15.35 A Belfast Jacobin – Samuel Neilson and 1798 Rebellion – Kenneth Dawson

15.35 – 15.50 Refresher Break

15.55 – 16.40 Luftwaffe Eagles over Ireland – Justin Horgan
16.40 – 17.00 Close of Seminar Q and A

Also on throughout the day on Saturday a Weapons Display and workshop

11.00 – 18.00 McKenna Gallery Riverbank, Weapons Display and workshop – Irish Military Vehicles Group

SUNDAY

Field trip to Mullaghmast (in association with the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups)

10.00 a.m. Bus departs Newbridge

Massacre at Mullaghmast – A Game of Thrones! – a note by Mario Corrigan and James Durney
The lost Medieval Village – Noel Dunne, Archaeologist
Performance – Griese Youth Theatre

12.30 Refreshments at Burtown House
14.00 Arrive back in Newbridge

Free Admission to seminar and displays (€6.50 cost for field trip): booking essential: boxoffice@riverbank.ie/045 448327
www.riverbank.ie/

Contact: cilldara2016@gmail.com or localhistory@kildarecoco.ie or phone 045 448350 or 087 9871046

18th Annual Seminar & AGM of KFLHG

The 18th Annual Seminar and AGM of the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups will take place on Saturday 7th of October 2017.

This year the seminar will undergo a change in format and location; taking place in Celbridge under the auspices of Celbridge Historical Society who have kindly offered to host us.

It promises to be an interesting day of local history in one of our county’s historic planned towns. Celbridge has a wealth of historic architectural structures of regional and national importance and connections with many highly significant historic personages from its era as an estate town, however,  like most Irish towns and villages it also has roots in ancient ecclesiastical settlements as its name would suggest. A visit to some of the historic locations of the Liffey town is planned as part of the day.

The new seminar/AGM format will retain its well established emphasis on sharing our experiences and catching up on the activities of the various member groups during the previous year. There will be the usual chance for chats over tea and coffee and an optional lunch will be available locally between the indoor and outdoor parts of the day.

So make a note in your diary for the 7th of October!

Further details will be announced at a later date.

Irish Military Seminar – June 2017

June 9th to 11th , 2017 Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Hosted by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee and Creative Ireland: Kildare, in association with June Fest, Ireland’s Military Story and Merrion Press.

Free Admission but booking essential: boxoffice@riverbank.ie / 045 448327 www.riverbank.ie/

Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this inaugural seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past.

Great episodes in Ireland’s history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like Vietnam, the Balkans and the African continent.

Speakers include: Helen Litton, John Dorney, Lar Joye, Dan Harvey, James Durney, Declan Power, Justin Horgan, Wesley Bourke, Kenneth Dawson, Dr. Helene O’Keeffe and Maurice O’Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore.

Topics: WWI and WWII; 1798 Rebellion; American Civil War; Vietnam War; Irish Civil War in Dublin; The Fenian Rising (150th Anniversary); Thomas Ashe (100th Anniversary of his death); Luftwaffe POWs; Jadotville, the Congo and Beyond; Massacre at Mullaghmast – A Game of Thrones!

www.kildare.ie/ehistory
FaceBook: KildareDecadeofCommemorations : Twitter: @cilldara2016

Overview:

Friday 9 June: Opening event and book launch followed by film clips and panel discussion on Ireland’s peacekeepers.

Saturday 10 June: Full day of presentations and Irish Military Vehicles Group indoor militaria display. On-site bookshop on Saturday.

Sunday 11 June: Site visit to Mullaghmast in association with the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups: Archaeologist Noel Dunne and Griese Youth Theatre performance.

Detailed Programme:

FRIDAY

15.15 -17.30 Congo – An Irish Affair (FILM) – a special screening

17.45 Reception in foyer of Riverbank.
Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of Co. Kildare, Cllr. Ivan Keatley.

Book launch by Brig. General Joe Mulligan, GOC, Curragh – War Memoirs of Lieut. Col. Clements, M.C., compiled and edited by James Durney and Hugh Crawford

18.30 – 19.15 Thomas Ashe – A life given for Ireland (the 100th anniversary of his death) – Maurice O’Keeffe and Dr. Helene O’Keeffe, Irish Life and Lore (Oral History Projects)

19.30 – 20.30 Blue Caps and Bulls Wool – The Congo and beyond! Declan Power, Dan Harvey and Maurice O’Keeffe.

SATURDAY

08.45 – 09.15 Registration Tea & Coffee

09.20 – 09.25 Opening Remarks – Wesley Bourke and Conor Graham
09.25 – 10.10 The Sea was Red with Irish Blood! – Gallipoli 1915 – Lar Joye
10.10 – 10.55 The Fenian Rising – Bloodlines! – Helen Litton

10.55 – 11.25 Break Tea/Coffee

11.30 -12.15 A very uncivil affair! War in Dublin 1922-1923 – John Dorney
12 .15 -13.00 Michael Kelly Lawler, American Civil War General – Wesley Bourke

13.00 – 13.55 LUNCH (at own expense)

14.00 -14.45 Full Metal Shamrocks – Irishmen and the Vietnam War – James Durney and guest(s)
14.50 – 15.35 A Belfast Jacobin – Samuel Neilson and 1798 Rebellion – Kenneth Dawson

15.35 – 15.50 Refresher Break

15.55 – 16.40 Luftwaffe Eagles over Ireland – Justin Horgan
16.40 – 17.00 Close of Seminar Q and A

Also on throughout the day on Saturday a Weapons Display and workshop

11.00 – 18.00 McKenna Gallery Riverbank, Weapons Display and workshop – Irish Military Vehicles Group

SUNDAY

Field trip to Mullaghmast (in association with the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups)

10.00 a.m. Bus departs Newbridge

Massacre at Mullaghmast – A Game of Thrones! – a note by Mario Corrigan and James Durney
The lost Medieval Village – Noel Dunne, Archaeologist
Performance – Griese Youth Theatre

12.30 Refreshments at Burtown House
14.00 Arrive back in Newbridge

Free Admission to seminar and displays (€6.50 cost for field trip): booking essential: boxoffice@riverbank.ie/045 448327
www.riverbank.ie/

Contact: cilldara2016@gmail.com or localhistory@kildarecoco.ie or phone 045 448350 or 087 9871046

Towns in Medieval Ireland – Two-day Seminar

Towns in Medieval Ireland in the light of recent archaeological excavations.

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 April 2017
9.00am – 5.40pm
Renehan Hall, South Campus,

Maynooth University, Co. Kildare.

A two-day seminar hosted by the Department of History, Maynooth University, in association with the Irish Walled Towns Network.

Spaces are limited, so please book your place in advance! Admission €10 per day, payable at the door. Bookings through eventbrite.ie

Papers include:

FRIDAY

The European Historic Towns Atlas (Anngret Simms)
Ardfert Cathedral (Fionnbarr Moore),
Athboy, Co. Meath (Niall Roycroft)
Athy, Co. Kildare (Marc Guernon)
Buttevant, Co. Cork (Trish Long & John O’Connor)
Castledermot, Co. Kildare (Sharon Greene)
Drogheda, Co. Louth (Thaddeus Breen)
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny (Ben Murtagh)
St Mary’s Church, Kilkenny (Cóilín Ó Drisceoil)
Kilmallock, Co. Limerick (Frank Coyne)
Navan, Co. Meath (Niall Roycroft)
New Ross, Co. Wexford (Emmet Stafford)
Rindoon, Co. Roscommon (Liam Mannix)

SATURDAY

Blackfriary, Trim (Fin O’Carroll), Castledermot
Co. Kildare (Ed O’Donovan)
Dominican friary, Mullingar (Thaddeus Breen)
Dundalk, Co. Louth (Paul Gosling)
Ennis, Co. Clare (Risteard UaCróinín)
Fethard, Co. Tipperary (Dave Pollock)
Grey Abbey, Kildare (Emer Dennehy)
Navan, Co. Meath (Clare Ryan)
Nobber, Co. Meath (Matt Seaver)
St Mary’s Abbey, Carlow (Judith Carroll)
Swords Castle (Christine Baker)

NUI Maynooth Dep. of History Research Seminar

Talk by Prof Christopher Ridgway (Castle Howard, Yorkshire) titled ‘The country house archive: much more than a pile of paper’ to be held on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 6 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 3, the Hume Building, North Campus, Maynooth University.

Admission to this lecture is FREE. However,  in order to attend you must register before 20 March 2017 by replying to terence.a.dooley@nuim.ie.

NUI Maynooth Department of History Research Seminar