Event 6

Ireland and the Great War 2

 – Church of Ireland – Carmel Naughton Stage

Part 1: Ciaran Wallace

Women And Children First: The Home Front During World War 1

Ciaran Wallace of Trinity College, Dublin talks about rationing, ‘war fever’ and anti-conscription sentiment during the years 1914 to 1918.


Part 2: Turtle Bunbury

The Glorious Madness: Tales of the Irish in the Great War, from the Irishwoman in the Serbian Army to the Irish-Austrian air ace and more besides

Turtle Bunbury, historian, RTÉ TV presenter and author of Vanishing Ireland, looks at some Irish veterans of the Great War.


Part 3: Danny Cusack

Francis Ledwidge, Meath and the Great War

Local historian Danny Cusack talks about Meath’s ‘Poet of the blackbirds’who was killed in action at Passchendaele.

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