Friday 22 November 2013

Military Archives marks founding of Irish Volunteers

Monday 25 November will be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, which took place in the complex of buildings at the Rotunda, Dublin.

To celebrate this centenary, a week-long exhibition by the Military Archives on the Irish Volunteers will be open to the public in the Pillar Rooms from Mon–Wed 10am to 4pm; Thurs 10am to 7:30pm; and Fri 10am to 2pm. Access is via the Blue Gate, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.

A free lunchtime lecture will be held at 1pm, as follows:

Monday 25 November:Battle of Mount Street Bridge 1916, with Paul O'Brien
Tuesday 26 November: Sources at the Military Archives, with Comdt Padraic Kennedy
Wednesday 27 November: The British Army in Ireland 1913, with Tony Kinsella
Thursday 28 November: Who were the Irish Volunteers - a case study, with Lar Joye