Conflicted Loyalties: Ireland, WW1 & Irish Revolution


Date: February 19th, 7:00 pm - February 19th, 8:00pm

Venue: Chatham Cultural Centre

Location: Chatham


February 19
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 Street North, Chatham
$12 Advance & $15 at Door

Join the Chatham-Kent Museum Thursday, February 19th, as Dr. Leigh-Ann Coffey speaks about “Conflicted Loyalties: Ireland, the First World War, and the Irish Revolution.”
This presentation will examine the role of the Great War in triggering the Irish Revolution, focusing in particular on the experiences of Irish servicemen both during and after the 1914-1919 period. Irish participation in the First World War was willfully forgotten by Irish nationalists, but recent interest in the conflict has led to a newfound appreciation for the hardships and sacrifices endured by over 200,000 Irishmen and women in the early twentieth century. This talk will draw upon research from leading scholars who are working to restore Irish veterans of the Great War into the national narratives of Ireland.
The lecture will take place in Studio One of the Cultural Centre, 75 William Street North, Chatham on February 19, 2015 at 7PM with a cost of $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling 519-354-8338, by visiting the Chatham Cultural Centre Box Office, or by visiting www.cktickets.com

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