September 2014

The legacy of Belfast Nationalists and the Great War
1st August - 30th September 2014

Libraries NIThe legacy of Belfast Nationalists and the Great War - an exhibition by the 6th Connaught Rangers Exhibition research group entitled “The legacy of Belfast Nationalists and the Great War”.

Venue :- Falls Library


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A joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland
25th September 2014 from 19:00 - 20:00

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‌‌National Museums Northern Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland invite you to 'The Road to War' - a joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland.

25th September - Venue Ulster Museum
Ireland's Entry into War, 1914: Acceptance or Refusal? by Dr Catriona Pennell

Lecture info:

  • Lectures will take place at PRONI and the Ulster Museum as stated; all talks will start at 7pm.
  • Admission is Free.
  • Booking is essential. Click on the relevant title to book tickets for the lectures taking place at the Ulster Museum.
  • Tickets for lectures at PRONI must be booked directly with PRONI.
  • Contact relevant venue for further information.

For further information please visit The Road to War

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World War One at Home (BBC)
19th - 20th September 2014

Exhibition- battlefield NottinghamNottingham, Nottingham Fields of Battle Exhibition

For further information please visit BBC WW1



Photo : The WW1 At Home Live Events will reflect on the dramatic impact the war had on families and communities, as well as helping people to explore their own relatives' links to the war.

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Culture Night 2014 at PRONI - PRONI and the Home Front
19th September 2014 from 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Public Record Office of Northern IrelandPRONI_SolidersAs part of the Culture Night 2014 celebrations, PRONI will celebrating the Home Front from the First World War.

Join PRONI for an evening of music, mirth and commemoration of the early days of the First World War. There will be sing-a-long songs with such old favourites as ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’, ‘Mademoiselle from Armentieres’, and ‘We’re here because ...’. There will be readings from ‘The Turret’ the magazine the Mackie’s women workers compiled, a slide show of war-related cartoons and poetry reading from some of the best of the war poets as well as one or two other surprises.

Events at PRONI are suitable for all ages. If you would like any further information on PRONI events for Culture Night, you can email us at:


Photo : PRONI - Soliders

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Northern Ireland Environment Agency : Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) Culture Night Lectures and event
19th September 2014

Northern Ireland Environment AgencyNIEA Monuments and Buildings RecordThe MBR is situated in the Cathedral Quarter, and as part of Belfast’s exciting Culture Night, we will be holding special lectures at 1 and 4pm about some aspects of WW1, with some family friendly activities later in the evening, 5pm-9pm. 

1:00pm- Robin Masefield
Grey Point Fort - Northern Ireland's Maritime World War One Legacy.

4:00pm- Philip Orr, Historian & Author
September 1914- the men of Belfast sign up for the First World War - an illustrated centenary lecture.

Location: Northern Ireland Environment Agency, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT1 2LA.

For more information contact 028 9054 3030

For further information please visit First World War centeranry - NIEA Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) Culture Night Lectures and event

Photo : Northern Ireland Environment Agency

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Irish Regiments in the Great War
18th September 2014 from 7.30pm

Libraries NISpeaker : Dr. T Bowman

Venue : Bangor Carnegie Library

The British army was almost unique among the European armies of the Great War in that it did not suffer from a serious breakdown of discipline or collapse of morale. It did, however, inevitably suffer from disciplinary problems. This book provides the first comprehensive study of discipline and morale in the British Army during the Great War by using a case study of the Irish regular and Special Reserve battalions. In doing so, Timothy Bowman demonstrates that breaches of discipline did occur in the Irish regiments but in most cases these were of a minor nature.

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Exploring our First World War Heritage
17th September 2014 from 7.00pm - 8.45pm

LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14)EXPLORING OUR FIRST WORLD WAR HERITAGE‌A public event aimed at all those interested in opportunities for interpreting, recording and understanding local heritage of the First World War.  Come to find out how to get involved in research and community projects exploring legacies of the war in our towns and countryside, legacies still visible today, through:

Defence Heritage Project coordinated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), described by Emma McBride of NIEA

First World War: Then and Now
 funding opportunities from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), described by Stella Byrne of HLF

Living Legacies 1914-18: From Past Conflict to Shared Future
 a centre for connecting academic and community researchers working on First World War heritage,
described by Keith Lilley of Queen’s University Belfast

with informal talks on ongoing projects exploring First World War heritage in Ireland, including:
Heather Montgomery, speaking on archaeology and the First World War 
Rebecca Milligan, speaking on mapping First World War aviation heritage

Followed by informal questions and discussion. Refreshments available. Event free of charge, open to all.

Venue: Brian Friel Theatre, 20 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1NN (
Time/date: 7 pm - 8.45 pm, Wednesday September 17th 2014

Please click the poster for further details

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From the Home Front to the Front Line
15th September 2014 from 7.00pm

Libraries NIA talk by Carol Walker Director of the Somme Museum illustrating the massive changes in women’s roles and rights in the period 1914-18 and their role in World War 1 Part of Ards Borough Council’s programme to commemorate the beginning of the First World War

Venue : Portaferry Library

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First World War Conservation Open Day
13th September 2014 from 10.00 - 16.00

LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14)Conservation Day Poster (GO LARGE)A First World War themed Conservation Open Day will be held at Newry and Mourne Museum on Saturday 13th September, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, when members of the public can bring along their First World War items and can get advice on how to care for them. There will be tours of the Museum building by a costumed guide (in First World War uniform) at 10:30 am and 12 noon; a guided tour of the temporary exhibition on the “Local Impacts of the First World War” at 2pm, and a talk from 3pm–4pm by one of Ireland’s leading conservators, Sean Madden. Sean will explain the best methods of caring for historic items. He will explain how to protect them from the damage that heat, light, dust and insects can cause, as well as discussing how to handle them properly, and how to store and display them in a conservation-friendly manner.

Cost: FREE

Contact: To book a place at any of the tours/talks telephone 028 3031 3173 / 028 3031 3182 or

Click here for further infomation

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WW1 soldiers poems
13th September 2014 from 10.00-13.00

Libraries NIA workshop with a group who are researching poems written by soldiers in this area. Heritage staff will demonstrate how to research heritage resources including old newspapers & online resources. 

Venue : Omagh Library

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Armagh and the Great war
10th September 2014

Libraries NISpeaker – Dr Colin Cousins

In 1914 County Armagh represented a microcosm of Ireland with an industrialised, urban north and a largely rural, agricultural south. It was also the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland and the birthplace of Orangeism. Dr Colin Cousins will talk about how the people of Armagh endured the Great War

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Air Waves Portrush : BBC World War One at Home
6th - 7th September 2014

LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14)WW1 At Home - Air Waves PortrushJoin BBC Northern Ireland for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Location: BBC World War One at Home, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

For further information please visit First World War centeranry - WW1 At Home - Air Waves Portrush

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Conference: Researching the First World War: sources and resources at PRONI
5th September 2014

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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