Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923:

Life and Death in 1915

Conference Year: 2015
Conference Location: Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Universities Ireland sponsored the fourth in a series of conferences to commemorate the centenary of Irish History between the years of 1912-1923 at the Thomas Davis Theatre in Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 27th June 2015.

The conference reflected on ‘Life And Death In 1915’ with 13 speakers and panellists addressing the audience throughout the day’s activity.

Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: The Road To War.

The keynote speakers included

  • Professor Eunan O’Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Caitriona Clear, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, NUI Galway
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27/06/2015
9.30 am

Official opening and introduction:

Professor Philip Nolan, President, Maynooth University

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27/06/2015
10.00 am

Keynote address: Professor Eunan O’Halpin,

Professor of Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin – ‘Death in Ireland 1915’

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27/06/2015
11.00 am

Chair: Professor Eunan O’Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin

First Panel Session: ‘Death in Ireland 1915’


Róisín Ní Ghairbhí, Lecturer in Roinn na Gaeilge, St Patricks College, Drumcondra

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Tom Burke, Chairman and founder of The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association

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Shane Kenna, Doctor of Modern Irish History & Author

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27/06/2015
12.15 pm

Keynote address: Dr Caitriona Clear,

Senior Lecturer in History, NUI, Galway – ‘Life in Ireland 1915’

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27/06/2015
2.00 pm

‘History Blitz’

10 x 5 minute presentations on Recent and Current Research relating to 1915

27/06/2015
3.15 pm

History Hedge School: ‘Life in Ireland 1915’

Chaired by Dr Anne Dolan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern History, Trinity College Dublin

Padraig Yeates, Journalist, trade union activist, social and labour historian

John Borgonovo, Lecturer in History, University College, Cork

Cormac Ó Comhraí, Historian on the Irish War of Independence & Civil War

Fearghal McGarry, Reader in Modern Irish History, Queens University Belfast

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27/06/2015
4.30 pm

Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects, National Archives of Ireland

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