North Wexford History & Heritage Festival
The North Wexford History and Heritage Festival’s Saturday Seminar, focuses on the Decade of Centenaries and examines a number of significant local, national and international events from the late 19th and early 20th century. A panel of expert speakers will provide insights into events such as the Indian independence movement, the social impact of the Land Acts, and the post-war experiences of Irish WWI veterans in the new Free State.
A free event, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of their Local Authority Decade of Centenaries 2019 Programme; pre-event registration is required.
Taking place at the Ashdown Park Hotel on Saturday, November 16th, registration starts at 8.30 and the seminar will run from 9.30am – 1.30pm with breaks for tea and conversation.
The running order is :
1. A walk down Gorey Main Street in 1919
Speaker : John Nangle and NWHS Study Group
2. Amritsar 1919, Indian independence, and the Irish connection.
Speaker : Dr Kate O’Malley
3. The impact of the Land Acts and the transition from tenant farming to proprietorship in the early 20th century.
Speaker : Prof RV Comerford
4. The Forgotten, the lives of Irish soldiers who served in and survived the Great War
Speaker : Dominic Price
Register here via Eventbrite for the free event.