Interactive Workshop – 1916, 1919-1921 and the First World War in Irish Memory

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17th October, 2018

Interactive Workshop

1916, 1919-1921 and the First World War in Irish Memory

Join Dr Ciara Meehan (Everyday Lives in War engagement Centre, University of Hertfordshire) for an evening of discussion and recollection about how different generations of Irish people in both Britain and Ireland have understood and negotiated the legacies of the First World War and 1916/1919-1921.  At this interactive memory workshop, you will be invited to share family stories, and personal memories of these stories, from tumultuous times in Irish history. You will then have the opportunity to reflect on the relationship of these personal and family stories to official national narratives and explore the tensions created by present-day politics which have privileged a particular type of national narrative. The workshop will also look at the voices of those who feel excluded from that narrative.

In a project that looks at Irish memory of 1916, 1919-1921 and the First World War led by Dr Ciara Meehan, this is one of a series of four public workshops held in different parts of Ireland and Britain. The project is particularly keen to hear from the Irish diaspora on what memory of these times and events means to them.  
The evening will open with a short presentation about the Irish in the First World War and the Irish Independence Struggle, followed by an opportunity for the audience to share their thoughts and memories. 

STARTS: 7.30pm


Frank Carson


17th October, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith, W6 9DT United Kingdom


Irish Cultural Centre
020 85638232