Universities Ireland, the network of university presidents and vice-chancellors on the island of Ireland, is sponsoring the fourth in a series of conferences to commemorate the centenary of key events in the history of modern Ireland ranging from the Ulster Covenant, through the First World War and the 1916 Rising, to the foundation of the Irish and Northern Irish States in the Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 27th June under the title Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Life and Death in 1915.
The focus of this year’s conference is “Life and Death in Ireland 1915” and will consider conditions of daily life in Ireland at the time, as well as key events such as the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa and the sinking of the Lusitania.
The keynote speakers will include Professor Eunan O’Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History who will deliver an address entitled Death in Ireland in 1915 and Dr Caitriona Clear, Senior Lecturer in Department of History, NUI Galway who will deliver an address entitled‘Life in Ireland in 1915’.
There will a discussion on ‘Death in 1915’which will include contributions from Róisín Ní Ghairbhi, Lecturer in Roinn Na Gaeilge, St Patricks College Dublin, Fionnbarr Moore, Senior Archaeologist, National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht, Shane, Kenna, Doctor of Modern Irish History & Author and Tom Burke MBE, Chairman of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association.
There will be a 'History Blitz' which will consist of 10 x 5 minute presentations on Recent and Current Research relating to 1915.
There will also be a hedge school session chaired by Dr Anne Dolan, Senior Lecturer, Departmen tof Modern History with presentations by Padraig Yeates, Journalist, trade union activist and social and labour historian, Dr John Borgonovo, Lecturer in History, University College Cork, Cormac Ó Comhraí, Historian and Ferghal McGarry, Reader in Modern Irish History, Queens University Belfast.
We would be honoured if you would join us for this important conference.
There will be a small charge of €5 (payable at the door) to cover the cost of refreshments.