Friday 7 June 2019

Irish Military Seminar: Great episodes of Irish history
If military history is of significant interest in your ancestral research, you'll be spoiled for choice at next week's Irish Military Seminar, which runs over three days in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

This is the third consecutive year this dedicated military seminar is being held in the town, and its programme features some of Ireland's top historians. Events are held in either the Riverbank Arts Centre or Newbridge Library. The programme summary is below:

Thursday 13 June:
Venue: Newbridge Library. Doors open 18:45pm. Free.
19:15pm Downed Luftwaffe Aircraft, with Mick Rowley
19:55pm Technological Advances in the Boer War, with Liam Kenny
20:45pm Kildare and the Irish War of Independence, with Mick Murphy
Book via or 045 448353.

Friday 14 June: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. Free.
18:00pm Reception
19:00pm Heroes of Jadotville, with Leo Quinlan
20:00pm The Battle of At Tiri, a panel discussion with Irish veterans, facilitated by Sgt. Wayne FitzGerald, Editor of An Cosantóir
Booking essential: boxoffice or 045-448327.

Saturday 15 June: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. €5.
9:00am - 16:00pm: A full day of presentations from Dr Myles Dungan, Dr Ruan O'Donnell, Dr Leeann Lane, Des Ekin, Dr T Ryle Dwyer and Dr Mary McAuliffe.
Their topics include: The Battle of Kinsale; Dorothy McArdle, Irish Neutrality in WWII; IRA Border Campaign 1956; Margaret Skinnider; The Irish at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Booking essential: boxoffice or 045-448327.