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Conference on Soloheadbeg Ambush

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 1:41pm
Conference on Soloheadbeg Ambush

The conference takes place on Saturday week, January 19th. from 9.30am – 4.30pm, at the Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel.

Conference on Soloheadbeg Ambush

The conference takes place on Saturday week, January 19th. from 9.30am – 4.30pm, at the Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel.

On January 21st, 1919 two RIC Officers were shot dead in an ambush in Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary by IRA forces. On the same day the first meeting of Dail Eireann was held in Dublin. Well know names from this period in Irish history such as Dan Breen and Sean Treacy come to prominence in this and subsequent events.

 

Many commentators credit the ambush with being the first instance of the War of Independence in Ireland. More questions than answers exist about the sequence of events and even the intention of the ambushers.

 

Soloheadbeg Ambush: Impact & Legacy is a one-day conference and debate that will look at the events leading up to the ambush, the ambush itself and the ensuing conflict. Presentations will focus on the national and international context (Dr Noreen Higgins McHugh), the 1918 elections (Sean Hogan), the media and propaganda surrounding the event (Dr Denis G Marnane), Police casualties during the War of Independence, a sometimes forgotten aspect (Jim Herlihy) and the keynote address will be given by Dr Martin Mansergh. A History Ireland Hedge School will offer speakers and audience members the opportunity to discuss events in a round table format.

 

The conference takes place on Saturday week, January 19th. from 9.30am – 4.30pm, at the Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Limerick Junction. Admission is €20.

For bookings and further information: julia.walsh@tipperarycoco.ie / 07 61 06 5254 or Soloheadbeg2019@gmail.com/ 086 1273427; www.eventbrite.ie; www.tipperarycoco.ie

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