Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press and June Fest, will host the inaugural Irish Military Seminar, 9-11 June, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Co. Kildare’s association with the military spans many centuries and continues to the present time. The aim of the seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past.
15.15 -17.30 FILM – Congo – An Irish Affair – a special showing.
17.45 p.m. 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 – The War Memoirs of Lieut. Col. Clements, M.C., compiled and edited by James Durney and Hugh Crawford
18.30 – 19.15 p.m. 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 p.m. – 20.30 p.m. – Blue Caps and Bulls Wool – The Congo and beyond! Declan Power, Dan Harvey and Maurice O’Keeffe.
8.45 a.m. – 9.15 a.m. Registration Tea & Coffee
9.20 – 9.25 a.m. Opening Remarks – Wesley Bourke and Conor Graham
9.25 a.m. – 10.10 a.m. The Sea was Red with Irish Blood! – Gallipoli 1915 – Lar Joye
10.10 a.m. – 10.55 a.m. The Fenian Rising – Bloodlines! – Helen Litton
10.55 – 11.25 a.m. Break Tea/Coffee
11.30 -12.15 p.m. A very uncivil affair! War in Dublin 1922-1923 – John Dorney
12 .15 -13.00 p.m. Michael Kelly Lawler, American Civil War General – Wesley Bourke
13.00 – 13.55 p.m. LUNCH (at own expense)
14.00 -14.45 p.m. Full Metal Shamrocks – Irishmen and the Vietnam War, James Durney and guest(s)
14.50 p.m. – 15.35 p.m. A Belfast Jacobin – Samuel Neilson and 1798 Rebellion – Kenneth Dawson
15.35 p.m. – 15.50 p.m. Refresher Break
15.55 p.m. – 16.40 p.m. Luftwaffe Eagles over Ireland – Justin Horgan
16.40 p.m. – 17.00 p.m. Close of Seminar Q and A
11 a.m. – 18.00 p.m. McKenna Gallery Riverbank, Weapons Display and workshop – Irish Military Vehicles Group
FIELD TRIP TO THE RATH OF MULLAGHMAST
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 p.m. Refreshments at Burtown House
14.00 p.m. Arrive back in Newbridge
Free Admission (minimal cost for field trip): booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org/045 448327
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Seminar is part of Kildare County Council’s, Decade of Commemorations programme and a Creative Ireland initiative ― Creative Kildare 2017, in association with Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press and June Fest.