War and revolution in the west of Ireland

The tumultuous events of 1913 to 1918, which set Ireland on the path to independence, and how the west was affected by and influenced those events, will be discussed at a public conference at NUIG.

The conference, Place, Identity, Conflict: War and Revolution in the West of Ireland, 1913-18, takes place in NUI Galway tomorrow and Saturday, in the Aula Maxima, starting at 9.45am each day.

Hosted by NUIG 1916-Scholar-in-Residence, Dr Conor McNamara, it will showcase the most up-to-date research on the period, and feature speakers from a number of universities, as well as from civic and community groups in the west. There will be a particular emphasis on exploring the newly-available resources, especially digital resources – which have transformed understandings of WWI and the Irish revolution.

In association with the conference, there is also an event in the Galway Mechanics Institute, tomorrow at 9pm, entitled Songs of Labour, War & Revolution, curated by Therese McIntyre of the 1916 Song project.

The conference is open to the public and admission is free. For a full programme, email [email protected].



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