October Talk: ‘World War 1 – the Irish Context’ – Eithne MacDermott

Join us next week for our Historical Society Talk on October 25th at 8pm in the Bracken Court Hotel when we will be focusing on World War 1. We are delighted to present short talks by students of Loreto Secondary School each focusing on the individual story of one young man from Balbriggan who served in World War 1. It is poignant that the students speaking are not much younger than the young men who enlisted in this great war, many of whom never came home. Along with these presentations Eithne MacDermott will speak about the social and political context of World War 1 in Ireland. Eithne has previously given a talk for the Society on the Interparty Government 1948-1951. Not to be miseed. Adm €5, Members free. All Welcome

The Local History Students were the winners of the Western Front Association Malcolm Doolin Award for their World War 1 Projects read more

Eithne MacDermott has taught Modern European History in TCD, and, earlier, Modern European and Irish History and Politics in NUIG, and is the author of Clann na Poblachta, (Cork University Press 1998).
Moreover, she has served as an Interntional Election Observer, (nominated by Ireland), observing almost 30 elections across three continents since 1997, and has also worked as a Political Adviser with EU Missions in Georgia, Afghanistan and Somalia