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The 2018 William (Billy) English Memorial Lecture: ‘The Rise of de Valera, 1882-1932: the making of the Chief’

Wednesday, 25 April, at 8.30pm in the Wineport Lodge Talk by David McCullagh Summary How did Éamon de Valera emerge from obscurity to become the undisputed leader of Irish nationalism during the War of Independence? How did his background shape him and forge the character that … Continue reading

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‘Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson – Soldier and Politician’

Wednesday, 6 December, 8.15pm in the Officer’s Mess, Custume Barracks Talk by David Cook Summary Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, a native of Ballinalee, Co Longford, is  a major and controversial figure in Irish and British history. An Irish unionist, he gained a reputation … Continue reading

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‘Irish Soldiers, American Wars – From Buena Vista to Wounded Knee’

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 8pm, Officers’ Mess, Custume Barracks, Athlone – talk by Ian Kenneally Summary – This talk will examine the role of Irish soldiers in some of the extraordinary events that led to the creation of the modern … Continue reading

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