Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The War To End All Wars: a day of lectures, 31 August

The Maritime Institute of Ireland in conjunction with the Heritage Council is to host a day of lectures, discussions, debates and music on Sunday 31 August.

The event – The War To End All Wars, 1914-1918 – will be held at the Dún Laoghaire Club (aka Eblana Club), Eblana Lodge, 3 Eblanda Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Here's the programme:

11:30am   Registration
Noon   Build up to war and those opposed, with Roger Cole, Peace & Neutrality Alliance
12:45pm   Living in Dublin 1913-1918 – social aspects, with Padraig Yeates, historian
1:30pm   The sinking of the mail boat Leinster, with Roy Stokes, author
2:15pm   The colonies and the freedom of small nations, with Padraig Mannion, researcher and editor
3:00pm   Uncle Sam's Navy, with Pat Sweeney, author
3:45pm   RMS Lusitania – arms and the ship, with David Snook, author
4:30pm   SS Kelp - Four flags in war, the story of a German ship captured and later used by Allied Forces, with Dr John Treacy, NUI Limerick
5:15pm   Winston Churchill: Worst Lord of the Admiralty? Speaker tbc
6:00pm   Lest we forgot or best we forget? Speaker: tbc
6:45pm   Music & songs of WWI, with William Byrne and guests
8:00pm   Approximate time of finish

Admission is by donation to cover costs. Suggested donation, €5 per lecture/€20 for the day.

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