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Ballymacarrett and the First World War: A sacrifice shared

February 2018 Women's month, celebrating the representation of the people act 1918
East Belfast Network Centre (Old Templemore School) 55 Templemore Avenue
Belfast, BT5 4FP Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 7.30pm.
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Ulster Historical Foundation

2018-02-07 # Ballymacarrett A Scarifice Shared

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War, women and the gypsy caravan: the emergence of Belfast's first female police officers, 1914-43
Free - 27 February at 1.00 pm 2018, @PRONI

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

As part of PRONI’s programme to mark the anniversary of suffrage for women and International Women’s Day, Dr Janice Holmes will deliver a presentation about the first female police officers in Ireland. This event will be held on 27 February at 1.00 pm.

International Women's Day
In the early twentieth century, along with the vote, Irish women sought access to a range of professions, including the police. Although a women's police unit was not established in the RUC until 1943 and in An Garda Síochána until 1959, women were appointed to the Dublin Metropolitan Police and the Belfast branch of the RIC in 1917. They were intended to be an official extension of the work of 'women patrols', volunteers who sought to protect women and young people from the moral and sexual promiscuity which the wartime city presented. Although only small in number, these women were officially sanctioned, with salaries, uniforms and, eventually, the powers of arrest. This lecture will examine the origins of these early police women in the period 1914-22 and will concentrate in particular on telling the stories of the four women who served in the RIC/RUC between 1917 and 1943, when the new women's police section was established. Their undercover work infiltrating and exposing charlatan fortune tellers made for sensational newspaper coverage, but their integration into the wider police 'profession' was a slow and difficult process.

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The contribution of the Indian Community through Trade, Migration and Cultural rites of passage
Free - 28 February 2018, 1.00pm - 2.00pm, @PRONI

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

PRONI is pleased to host an event titled 'The contribution of the Indian Community through Trade, Migration and Cultural rites of passage' on Wednesday 28 February, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm.

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Nisha Tandon, OBE, Executive Director of ArtsEkta will talk about the three year Sanskriti project and exhibition.

The contribution of the Indian community in Northern Ireland through trade, migration and cultural rites of passage is something which the Indian community is proud of. This has given Indian people living in Northern Ireland a greater sense of their rich heritage, and of belonging, making Northern Ireland a better place to live, work and visit. Having explored and developed our shared history, the Indian community now has a greater sense of awareness of the proud contribution they have made in Northern Ireland. Through heritage-based activities, attitudes have changed and this has promoted community cohesion and a greater awareness and understanding of the Indian community in any area of Northern Ireland they are currently living, or have lived.

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International Women’s Day: Women and Medicine during the First World War
Free - 06 March 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm, @PRONI

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

To mark International Women’s Day, PRONI will host a half day conference exploring the role of female medical and nursing staff during the First World War. This event will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.

The conference will examine the enormous, often unrecognised contribution made by female doctors, nurses and voluntary medical aids during the First World War, at home and abroad. The exhibition, ‘Nurses’ Voices from WW1 – The Northern Ireland Connection’ developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) History of Nursing Network NI, will be available to view at PRONI during the conference.

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RAF 100 – Early operations in Ireland
Free - 25 April at 10.00 am until 3.30pm 2018, @PRONI

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To mark the centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, PRONI in conjunction with the NI War Memorial and the RAF are hosting a one day conference exploring a hundred years of the RAF in Northern Ireland on 25 April 2018 from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm.

Speakers will include amongst others: Guy Warner, Ernie Cromie, Dr Pat McCarthy, Joe Gleeson, Nina Hadaway, Nigel Henderson and representatives from the RAF.

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RAF 100 – Early Operations in Ireland by Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Free Wed 25 April 2018, 10:00 – 15:30 BST

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To mark the centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, PRONI in conjunction with the NI War Memorial and the RAF are hosting a one day conference exploring a hundred years of the RAF in Northern Ireland.

Speakers will include amongst others: Guy Warner, Ernie Cromie, Dr Pat McCarthy, Joe Gleeson, Nina Hadaway, Nigel Henderson and representatives from the RAF.

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