An interesting day conference has been organised to look at how Irish anniversaries are being commemmorated during the decade of centenaries that's now underway.
Commemorations; Inspiration or Challenge? will be held on Saturday 6 October at Parkanaur Manor House, Dungannon, Co Tyrone. It is hosted by Ulster Local History Trust.
The programme is as follows:
10:30 - 12.45
Scrambling for the bones of the Patriot Dead: Commemorating the Irish Revolution 1913-23, with Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern History, UCD.
1690, 1916 and all that: key changes in commemorations in Ireland over the last half century, with Brian M Walker, Professor Emeritus of Irish Studies, QUB.
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch and bookstall
13:45 - 15:45
Commemorating Irish Unionist resistence to Home Rule, 1911-2012, with Dr Timothy Bowman, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Kent.
Labour history, historiography, and the decade of centenaries, with Dr Emmet O'Connor, Senior Lecturer, Dept of History, University of Ulster, Magee College, Derry-Londonderry.
15:45 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:30
Commemorating local saints in A Dictionary of Irish Saints, with Professor Emeritus Pádraig Ó Riain, Director of Locus Project, Dept of Early and Medieval Irish, UCC.
Enquiries: Aidan Walsh.
Booking fee: £24 or €30, inclusive.