A shared history lecture series will take place at the Iveagh Movie Studios in Banbridgefor six consecutive weeks, starting in late September.

'Ireland and the Great War' will be chaired by Political Historian Dr Éamon Phoenix and admission to the each event is free.

Themes such as volunteering for war, the rise of the Irish Volunteers and a discussion on the Battle of the Somme will be explored throughout the series. 

For further details and to book a place for any of the evenings, contact Dolores Donnolly, Banbridge District Council Good Relations Officer, on T: 028 40660605.

Event Details


25 Downshire Place
BT32 3DF


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 19:00 to Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 20:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Wednesday 24 September: 'Ireland and Europe on the Brink: from Home Rule to the Guns of August' – Dr Éamon Phoenix

Wednesday 1 October: 'Volunteering: Carson’s Army from the Old Town Hall to Kitchener’s Call 1913-1916' – Alan Parkinson. 'The North Began': The Rise of the Irish Volunteers 1913-1916' – Éamon Phoenix

Wednesday 8 October: 'The Battle of the Somme' – Philip Orr

Wednesday 15 October: “Irish Nationalists and the Great War” – Sean Collins.  “Airbrushed out of History? The Great in Modern Memory, North & South” – Jim McDermott

Wednesday 22 October: 'Women in Ireland, the Vote and the War' – Dr Margaret Ward

Wednesday 29 October: 'Ireland 1918-1922: Revolution, Partition and Civil War' – Dr Éamon Phoenix

Wednesday 5 November: 'Postcards and Memorabilia of Home Rule and The Great War' – Ashley Forbes. “Researching Ancestors in the First World War” – Dr Gavin Hughes