Blue Flower



Meath Archaeological and Historical Society

in association with the

Meath Peace Group

Decade of Centenaries Seminar No. 2


Saturday, 26th September 2015

St Columban's College, Dalgan Park,

Navan, Co. Meath: 9.30am - 4.45pm


9.30am        Registration

9.45am        Welcome


10.00 Session 1. “IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR”.   Chaired by Frances Tallon

 “Ireland and the Great War” - Prof. Keith Jeffery (QUB)

 “Irish-Australian Perspectives” - Dr Danny Cusack


11.05                                        tea/coffee


11.20 Session 2. “EASTER 1916”.     Chaired by Frank Cogan

 “Dublin Castle and Irish Sedition, 1915-16” - Prof. Eunan O'Halpin (TCD)

 “Commemorating 1916 in 2016” - Dr Fearghal McGarry (QUB)


12.45                                         lunch


2pm   Session 3. “MEATH AND THE GREAT WAR”. Chaired by Peter Connell

 “Navan and its People and the Great War” - Ethna Cantwell

 “From Bellewstown to the Battlefields of WW1” - Fiona Ahern


2.40   Session 4. “MEATH: 1916 AND AFTERMATH”. Chaired by Kieran Cummins

 “Meath and 1916” - Noel French

“1916 and the Rise of Republicanism in Meath, 1917-21” - Ultan Courtney


3.20                                           tea/coffee


3.30   Session 5.  “HISTORY, COMMEMORATION AND 1916”

                        Panel discussion (featuring all speakers). Chaired by John Clancy


4.45                 Closing words


Booking essential: Admission 5 euro payable at door (lunch available only to those who have pre-booked). Contact Julitta Clancy (tel 01 8259438) or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assistance from: Dept of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund (through MPG) and Ireland 2016 (MCC)

1916 / 2016   Meath Peace GroupMAHS