Living Legacies 1914-18 Project Officer,
Dr Heather Montgomery recently attended the TCD/QUB Reading Party event held at the Clandeboye estate, 12-14th September 2017.
Heather spoke about Ireland’s involvement in the First World War, from the archaeological perspective, presenting findings relating to her recent doctoral studies and the First World War training camp formerly located on the Clandeboye estate.
The reading party brought together staff and students from Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, and members of the local community in collaboration with Aspects (Bangor Literary Festival, www.aspectsfestival.com), aiming to promote deeper cultural awareness and understanding of sensitive issues around war, commemoration, identity, memory, place and history.
The event was a great success, widely supported by the general public and visiting academics from both QUB and TCD.
A particular highlight of the event was listening to Michael Longley reading from his collection of war poems in the chapel, attracting a full house!