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Friday, 29 May 2015

The Battle of Waterloo: Conference, Belfast, 18 June

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is to host a half-day conference to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The Battle of Waterloo: Ireland and Europe in 1815
will be held on Thursday 18 June from 2pm. It will examine various aspects of the Battle and related events, and will focus on the part played by Irishmen as soldiers and statesmen in the conflict.

It will also look at the British army’s presence in Ireland during the eighteenth century.

Although free to attend, you need to book your place to ensure a seat.

Four lectures will be presented during the afternoon, as follows:
  • The Army Barracks of Ireland, 1690-1822, with Dr Ivar McGrath
  • The British Army, Ireland and the Battle of Waterloo, with Dr Tim Bowman
  • Irish Gentry Officers at Waterloo: Embedding a Tradition, with Nicholas Perry
  • 'Entertaining to a degree and perhaps a little dangerous’: Lord Castlereagh, Lady Londonderry, Vienna and the Peace of Europe, with Brett Irwin.