'There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today': Re-evaluating the Battle of Jutland (1916) - Ian Speller, Maynooth University

A key naval battle of the First World War, Jutland was fought by British and German navies during the months in which British authorities in Dublin attempted to deal with the aftermath of the Easter Rising. Debate over the performance of the commanders and the significance of this battle continues today, and this paper will explore the battle itself alongside its significance in the context of the war.

Ian Speller lectures at Maynooth University where he is the Director for the Centre of Military History and Strategic Studies. His primary area of interest is modern military history, naval history, maritime strategy and contemporary warfare. His most recent publications include Understanding Naval Warfare (Routledge, 2014) and Amphibious Warfare: Strategy and Tactics from Gallipoli to Iraq (with Christopher Tuck, Amber Books, 2014).

All lectures will be at 7pm in the Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

This event is organised by Glasnevin Trust as part of their Winter Lecture Series; 1916: Rebellion, War and Commemoration in Ireland and Beyond.

Event Details


Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Finglas Road
Dublin 11


Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 19:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Tickets for each lecture are €10. Book tickets online here

To book the series of 6 for €50, please contact the Museum booking department (0)1 882 6577 or email:booking@glasnevintrust.ie