- The legacy of Belfast Nationalists and the Great War - Aug 1 - Sept 30
- A joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland - Sept 25
- World War One at Home (BBC) - Sept 19-20
- Culture Night 2014 at PRONI - PRONI and the Home Front - Sept 19
- NIEA : Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) Culture Night Lectures and event - Sept 19
- Irish Regiments in the Great War - Sept 18
- Exploring our First World War Heritage - Sept 17
- From the Home Front to the Front Line - Sept 15
- First World War Conservation Open Day - Sept 13
- WW1 soldiers poems - Sept 13
- Armagh and the Great war - Sept 10
- Air Waves Portrush : BBC World War One at Home - Sept 6 - 7
- Conference: Researching the First World War: sources and resources at PRONI - Sept 5
1st August - 30th September 2014
The 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
25th September 2014 from 19:00 - 20:00
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
- 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
Nottingham, 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.
19th September 2014 from 4.30pm - 7.30pm
As 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo : PRONI - Soliders
19th September 2014
The 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
18th September 2014 from 7.30pm
Speaker : Dr. T Bowman
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.
17th September 2014 from 7.00pm - 8.45pm
A 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 (http://www.brianfrieltheatre.co.uk/)
Time/date: 7 pm - 8.45 pm, Wednesday September 17th 2014
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15th September 2014 from 7.00pm
A 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
13th September 2014 from 10.00 - 16.00
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.
Contact: To book a place at any of the tours/talks telephone 028 3031 3173 / 028 3031 3182 or email:Robert.Whan@NewryAndMourne.gov.uk
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13th September 2014 from 10.00-13.00
A 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.
10th September 2014
Speaker – 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
6th - 7th September 2014
Join 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
5th September 2014