Calendar

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Concert – “Ledwidge; Soldier, Poet” @ St Macartin’s Cathedral
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Concert - “Ledwidge; Soldier, Poet" @ St Macartin’s Cathedral | Enniskillen | Northern Ireland | United Kingdom

A Celebratory Concert titled “Ledwidge; Soldier, Poet” reflecting Francis Ledwidge’s life and death as a soldier, through readings of his poetry and recitals of music inspired by his words, will take place on 20 July 2017.

Commencing at 1930hrs, the location of the concert is St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, the home of the Inniskillings Regimental Chapel, and will conclude across the street in St Michael’s Church.

Where possible, the performers will be Inniskillings, their descendants or young people from the local area. The concert will be in two parts; the first will review Ledwidge’s career as a soldier and the second will consider how his military service influenced his poetry. The narrator will introduce readings of Ledwidge’s poetry, recitals of musical settings of his work by Head and Gurney, musical settings of poetry which influenced him such as WB Yeats and Thomas Moore, and short talks about his military career.

The renowned actor and director Adrian Dunbar will draw the evening to a close by reading Seamus Heaney’s emotive poem ‘In Memoriam – Francis Ledwidge’

Jul
31
Mon
2017
Mayo Peace Park: Commemoration Ceremony @ Mayo Peace Park
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm
Mayo Peace Park: Commemoration Ceremony @ Mayo Peace Park | Castlebar | County Mayo | Ireland

A Commemoration Ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, attended by the Doherty Family from Charlestown.
Later at 1400hrs, a graveside ceremony will take place in Temple Cemetery, Charlestown in memory of Patrick Charles Doherty, who died at the age of 20 during the Battle of Passschendaele. Castlebar, County Mayo.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Irish Nurses in the First World War – Lecture @ Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm
Irish Nurses in the First World War - Lecture @ Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) | Northern Ireland | United Kingdom

A Lecture will be delivered by Dr Phylomena Badsey, University of Wolverhampton, on ‘Irish Nurses in the First World War’
Twitter: @WFA_AntrimDown

Aug
20
Sun
2017
The Annual Commemoration of General Michael Collins & President Arthur Griffith @ Glasnevin Cemetry
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Annual Commemoration of General Michael Collins & President Arthur Griffith @ Glasnevin Cemetry | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

The Annual Commemoration of General Michael Collins & President Arthur Griffith, Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin.
Oration will be given by Mr Stephen Collins (Journalist & Historian).

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Interdenominational Service for the Royal Irish Constabulary @ Church St Paul of the Cross,
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm
Interdenominational Service for the Royal Irish Constabulary @ Church St Paul of the Cross, | County Dublin | Ireland

The annual Interdenominational Service for the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police will be at the Church St Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus, Dublin 6W.
For several years, the HARP Society has been commemorating the over 500 members of the RIC and DMP who lost their lives in the turbulent years from 1916 to 1922.

Hosted by: Historical & Reconciliatory Police Society (HARP) Society

Unveiling of the Brennan – Farge Plaque @ Mayo Peace Park
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm
Unveiling of the Brennan – Farge Plaque @ Mayo Peace Park | Castlebar | County Mayo | Ireland

Unveiling of the Brennan – Farge Plaque by Mr Padraic O’Hara followed by a series of lectures: “Mayo and Ireland’s American Military History” by Commander Ron Howko, American Legion Ireland, “Ireland’s Role in UN Peacekeeping” by Commandant Stephan McEoin, DF Archives, “Mayo Peace Park & Assisting Reconciliation in Ireland” by Capt Donal Buckley (Retd), International Military Tour Guide, at Mayo Peace Park and Garden of Remembrance, Castlebar.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
The death of political pluralism? Ireland after the Rising, 1916-18 @ Glasnevin Cemetry
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am
The death of political pluralism? Ireland after the Rising, 1916-18 @ Glasnevin Cemetry | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Seminar: “The death of political pluralism? Ireland after the Rising, 1916-18”. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11.
Free admission. Booking essential.
Hosted: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum In conjunction with Department of History, Trinity College Dublin

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Lecture by Declan Power: “Siege of Jadotville @ National Museum of Ireland
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm
Lecture by Declan Power: “Siege of Jadotville @ National Museum of Ireland | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

10 September 1500 Lecture by Declan Power: “Siege of Jadotville”.
In September 1961, a company of Irish troops was deployed to protect the inhabitants of the village of Jadotville as part of UN mission.
Declan Power is author of Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle.

Sep
11
Mon
2017
Towards a New Common Chapter @ Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action
Sep 11 @ 2:30 pm
Towards a New Common Chapter @ Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action | Northern Ireland | United Kingdom

Launch of a research report titled: “Towards a New Common Chapter” , assessing the commitment to cross-border cooperation among grassroots community organisations. Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
Research Project @ Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm
Research Project @ Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) | Northern Ireland | United Kingdom

Research Project: Connaught Rangers Research Group, at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast.