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Free online World War Ireland :Exploring the Irish Experience

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Tue 11 Aug 11:00 - 11:45

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This event will shed a tiny light on the Ireland's experience at home during WWI through our collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, and leaflets
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The 50th anniversary of the Protected content Rising was remembered with great celebrations across independent and nationalist Ireland. Similarly the sacrifices of the Ulster Division on the Somme were commemorated in Northern Ireland.
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Our purpose is to promote a wider awareness of the Irish men and women who served, fought and died in the Great War Protected content . Since the turn of the century, there has been a growing interest in a once neglected chapter of Irish history when large numbers from all parts of Ireland served abroad in a major conflict. We try to preserve personal stories and memorabilia for future generations. We believe that a better understanding of the shared heritage of sacrifice will help to reconcile the two major traditions on the island. We also commemorate the men from England, Scotland and Wales who served in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Orange, Green and Khaki: the Story of the Irish Regiments in the Great War, Protected content Tom Johnstone (Gill and Macmillan,1992
The Road to the Somme: Men of the Ulster Division Tell Their Story by Philip Orr (Blackstaff Press, Protected content
Ireland's Unknown Soldiers: the 16th (Irish) Division in the Great War by Terence Denman (Irish Academic Press, Protected content