2nd Festival of History: ‘Reflections on the Great War & the Easter Rising 1916’

The 2nd Festival of History weekend, organised by the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society in conjunction with La Touche Legacy, will be held at Greystones Golf Club, Friday 25th September – Sunday 27th September.
The theme this year is Reflections on the Great War and the Easter Rising 1916. It looks like a very interstesting event with a number of excellent speakers, including Dr Clara Cullen of UCD, Professor Susan Schreibman of the Letters of 1916 Project, author and broadcaster Turtle Bunbury and (as guest speaker at the dinner on Saturday night) former Taoiseach John Bruton. The Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture on Sunday morning will be given by La Touche historian Michael McGinley. Full details of the programme can be found below.

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La Touche Legacy

in association with

Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society

Greystones Golf Club, Greystones

Friday September 25th – Sunday September 27th 2015

2nd Festival of History: ‘Reflections on the Great War & the Easter Rising 1916’

Friday 25th September:

16.00 p.m. Official Welcome

16.15 p.m. ‘Wartime Diaries of Elsie Henry covering 1916 & World War 1’ | Professor Clara Cullen

17.00 p.m. ‘WW1 Soldier James Lawless, ‘Knockrath’, Church Lane’ | Ms. Eva O’Hara, Loreto Student

17.30 p.m. ‘The Psychology of the Fighting Irish’ | Mr. John O’Keeffe

Saturday 26th September:

10.00 a.m. ‘Letters of 1916’ | Professor Susan Schreibman

11.00 a.m. ‘The 36th Ulster Division’ | Mr. Philip Orr, Historian

11.45 a.m. ‘That Easter Dawn – The Personalities of 1916’ | Mr. Turtle Bunbury

12.30 p.m. ‘Propaganda During WW1’ | Mr. Ian Kenneally

14.30 p.m. Reflections – Leo Ireton’s Shop

Walking Tour of Historic Greystones

20.00 p.m. Seminar Dinner in Greystones Golf Club

Guest Speaker Mr. John Bruton Former Taoiseach

Sunday 27th September:

11.00 a.m. Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture

‘The La Touche Soldiers’ | Mr. Michael McGinley

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