Lecture: From shoe box to window box – commemoration of the First World War in Ireland, 1919 to 2016

Tuesday 6 November, 7pm

Speaker: Tom Burke - Historian and writer, MBE.

Tom will consider how the commemoration of the first world has changed from the homecoming, through the 1920s and the years that followed up to the time of the peace process and in more recent years.

Tom Burke was a founder member of The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association established in 1995. He has contributed to several publications on Ireland and the First World War in journals such as The Irish Sword, Studies, Stand To, Dublin Historical Record, History Ireland, Ireland’s Military Story and Toward Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution 1912-1923. In 2007 he published The 16th(Irish) and 36th(Ulster) Divisions at The Battle of Wijtschate-Messines Ridge, 7 June 1917. A battlefield tour guide.  His recent book was published in June 2017 by Mercier Press, Cork, titled Messines to Carrick Hill – Writing Home From The Great War. He is a member of the First World War exhibition advisory committees to the National Museum and National Library of Ireland. He was a consultant on several television and radio documentaries on Ireland’s participation in the First World War presented by  RTE, BBC (NI) and UTV. In August 2004, Tom was awarded an MBE for his contribution to the Irish Peace Process. He holds an M.Litt in Military History from University College Dublin.

All welcome! Booking not required.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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