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Ireland and the Great War

7 Sep 2014

Gabriel Doherty, School of History, is organising a special event, exclusively for teachers and pupils of History in Cork city and county, to mark the centenary in August/September of the participation of Ireland in World War One, the passage of the home rule bill into law, and the famous recruiting speech by John Redmond in Woodenbridge, co. Wicklow. It’s going to be held in the Windle anatomy building on Friday 19 September, from 11am to 1pm.

The event will consist of a discussion between Gerry Whyte, a prominent authority on Cork’s experience during the revolutionary decade, and Gabriel Doherty, on Ireland and the Great War with Sgt Whyte examining in particular the arguments that have been put forward in favour of Ireland’s participation in the war, while Mr Doherty will be looking at the criticisms that can be and were made of the same issue.The idea behind the event is to illuminate the contested nature of the historiography of the First World War and Ireland's role in it.

School of History

Scoil na Staire

Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.