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An Cultúrlann

Falls Road

Belfast

BT12 6AH

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The story of the West Belfast Ulster Volunteer Force, who joined the British Army's 36th (Ulster) Division in large numbers in 1914, has close connections with the Shankill. However, some of its men lived on the Falls Road, and others joined units of the army far beyond the Ulster Division.

The event will begin with a talk by Professor Richard Grayson of Goldsmiths, University of London, on the complicated story of the West Belfast UVF before and during the First World War, drawing on his book Belfast Boys. With the assistance of colleagues from Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre, he will then lead a walking tour of key sites on the Falls and the Shankill which are associated with the men who enlisted.


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10:50 Cultúrlann, Falls Road, Belfast - Refreshments

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11:00 West Belfast members of the UVF in the British military, 1914-18 by Professor Richard Grayson

12:00 Guided Walking Tour - Ending on the Shankill Road, Belfast

13:30 Close

If required we will have transportation to return to Cultúrlann (arranged on the day)

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An Cultúrlann

Falls Road

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BT12 6AH

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