History Lecture Series – WWI and the aftermath.

Historical Lectures

Through its Good Relations Programme, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council will host a series of public lectures exploring WWI from 1916 onwards.

Series Chair – Dr. Eamon Phoenix. All talks begin at 7.00pm

17th November – Armagh County Museum
· Series launch by Dr. Eamon Phoenix with guest speaker Mr. Lar Joye, Curator of Military History at National Museum of Ireland.

24th November – Navan Centre, Armagh
· Dr. Eamon Phoenix – “The North Began: Ulster and the 1916 Rising”
· Film footage by Robert Kee.
· Mr. Patrick Toland – “Life & Times of Willoughby Weaving”

1st December – O’Fiaich Library, Armagh City
· Mr. John Killen – “Political Cartoons in Ireland 1912 onwards”
· Mr. Ashley Forbes – “Symbolism of WWI Period Postcards”.

12th January – Navan Centre, Armagh
· Guest Speaker Mr. Gary Sheffield, Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton & Vice-President of the Western Front Association.
· Film screening – “The Battle of the Somme”.

19th January – Navan Centre, Armagh
· Dr. Eamon Phoenix – “Injured Return: Establishment of local hospitals”.
· Mr. Philip Orr – “Returning to a Transformed Island: The Experience of Irish Soldiers in a Dividing Ireland 1918-25”.
· Mr.Jim McDermott – “The Connaught Rangers & Irish Nationalist Soldiers 1914-25”

Admission is FREE but pre booking is advised by contacting Heather Wilson at 028 4066 0605 or email heather.wilson@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk Seats will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

Dolores Donnnelly
Good Relations Officer – Craigavon (maternity cover)
Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
66 Lakeview Road
BT64 1AL

T: 028 3831 2400 ext. 1490
E: dolores.donnelly@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk