January 2017

History Lecture Series
WWI and the aftermath
17 November 2016 - 19th January 2017

Through its Good Relations Programme, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council will host a series of public lectures exploring WWI from 1916 onwards. Series Chair – Dr. Eamon Phoenix.2017-01-17 # HISTORY LECTURE SERIES – WWI AND THE AFTERMATH‌ 

All talks begin at 7.00pm, 17th November – Armagh County Museum. Series launch by Dr. Eamon Phoenix with guest speaker Mr. Lar Joye, Curator of Military History at National Museum of Ireland.

24th November – Navan Centre, Armagh
Dr. Eamon Phoenix – “The North Began: Ulster and the 1916 Rising”, Film footage by Robert Kee. Mr. Patrick Toland – “Life & Times of Willoughby Weaving”‌

1st December – O’Fiaich Library, Armagh City
Mr. John Killen – “Political Cartoons in Ireland 1912 onwards”, Mr. Ashley Forbes – “Symbolism of WWI Period Postcards”.

12th January – Navan Centre, Armagh
Guest Speaker Mr. Gary Sheffield, Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton & Vice-President of the Western Front Association. Film screening – “The Battle of the Somme”.

19th January – Navan Centre, Armagh
Dr. Eamon Phoenix – “Injured Return: Establishment of local hospitals”. Mr. Philip Orr – “Returning to a Transformed Island: The Experience of Irish Soldiers in a Dividing Ireland 1918-25”. Mr.Jim McDermott – “The Connaught Rangers & Irish Nationalist Soldiers 1914-25”

Admission is FREE but pre booking is advised by contacting Heather Wilson at 028 4066 0605 or email heather.wilson@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk Seats will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
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Decade Conversations
Jan to Mach 2017
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D Eamon Phoenix will address the challenges and hopes of the years ahead in Lurgan on 26th January and Dr Johnston McMaster will speak to this theme in PRONI on Friday 24th February.

When and where starting with registration at 9.30 am and finishing with lunch at 1.00pm

26th January Jethro Centre, 6 Flush Place, Lurgan, BT66 7DT - focus grassroots activity

24th February PRONI 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ – focus District council programmes and council museum services

23rd March Diverse City Partnership, 8-14 Bishop Street, Derry –Londonderry, BT48 6PW – focus education, outreach and creativity.

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26/01/2017 # Decade Conversations Jan to Mach 2017‌‌‌‌

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Antrim and Down WFA 2017 branch programme
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Take a look at the 2017 Antrim and Down programme for more information Email: antrimdownwfa@gmail.com Twitter @WFA_AntrimDown Facebook: Antrim Down WFA or go to the webpage www.antrimanddownwfa.org

Do check the Facebook page and Twitter for any updates as the programme can change at short notice (NOTE: earlier start time for evening meetings – 18.30).

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25/01/2017 # Antrim and Down WFA 2017 branch programme‌‌

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