Welcome to our Early Bird programme. The full programme will be released at the end of March.
2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the cataclysmic American Civil War. Up to 200,000 Irish-born soldiers participated in this divisive conflict, on both sides. We mark this anniversary with a day of 45-minute lectures.
10am: Damien Shiels
Damien Shiels is author of the definitive and highly influential work The Irish in the American Civil War.
11am: Glen Gendzel
American historian Glen Gendzel talks about the story of California in the American Civil War.
12pm: Robert Doyle
Robert Doyle tells the story of Carlow-born Civil War veteran Myles Keogh on the anniversary of his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
2pm: Myles Dungan
The presenter of the RTÉ Radio 1 History Show will highlight the life of Oldcastle Civil War veteran, the author and journalist Charles Halpine, and his hilarious creation Myles O’Reilly.
3pm: Tom Bartlett
Thomas Bartlett of Aberdeen University talks about President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
4pm: David Gleeson
David Gleeson (The Green and the Gray) looks at the Irish who fought for the Confederate States of America between 1861 and 1865.
The presenter of the RTÉ Radio 1 History Show highlights the life of Oldcastle Civil War veteran, the author and journalist Charles Halpine, and his hilarious creation Miles O’Reilly.
A guaranteed treasure trove for book-lovers. Rare books, manuscripts, literature, historical memorabilia and collectables. This auction includes the library of Carrigglas Manor, Longford, a portfolio of military documents from 1798, Lough Eske, Donegal estate papers, and much more.
Contact Oliver Usher Auction Rooms for further information:
Phone: +353 0(46) 9241097
This is the sixth year of the Kells Type Trail, which will see the word ‘Imagine’ appearing in various locations around the town. The Type Trail is a celebration of lettering as a modern art form. Start at Number 1 on the Type Trail map and follow the Trail throughout the town of Kells. At each stop you will see different variations of this year’s chosen word, interpreted in a variety of art forms by artists and local community groups.
2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the cataclysmic American Civil War. Up to 200,000 Irish-born soldiers participated in this divisive conflict, on both sides. To mark this sesquicentennial, Myles Dungan (How the Irish Won the West) and Matthew Gilsenan of the Celtic Tenors join forces for The Green, the Blue and the Gray – a night of Irish songs of the Civil War.