Monthly Archives: January 2014

The First World War Centenary – the site that brings all sides together launches in Berlin

Europeana has just sent out an important press release on Europeana 1914-1918, which has been launched today by the Deputy Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Günter Winands, in Berlin.  The link to the release is here: http://pro.europeana.eu/pressrelease/29jan Europeana … Continue reading

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Van in Cardiff and Bristol

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Dr Andrew Murrison’s speech at UCC, 24 Jan 2014, ‘The approach of the UK and Ireland to the Centenary of the First World War’.

Introduction: Minister, Mr Deputy Mayor, President of UCC, ladies and gentlemen  I’m hugely grateful to have been invited here to Cork to join you at this important conference. The Centenary that is about to break upon us offers an opportunity … Continue reading

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Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution: Ireland and the First World War

Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution: Ireland and the First World War: ‘in defence of right, of freedom, and of religion’?  University College Cork Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2014  Friday 24th O’Rahilly Building (ORB) 212 9.10am Opening remarks                … Continue reading

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The Dalaradia Burns Supper

    Tonight I accompanied our Chairman of the Ullans Academy promoting Common Identity, Helen Brooker, to the Inaugural Dalaradia Burns Supper in the Whiteabbey Masonic Centre. Being a Dalaradia Burns Supper we also celebrated our own “Burns of Ulster”, James … Continue reading

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Van at Culloden – January Blues

      Van Morrison – 21st & 22nd January 2014   This is the third year in a row Van Morrison has played a series of concerts at Culloden Estate & Spa, on the stage where he recorded his … Continue reading

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Launch of Military Service Pensions Collection

http://www.militaryarchives.ie/collections/online-collections/military-service-pensions-collection Today I attended the launch on line of material from the Military Service Pensions Collection by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The Military Service Pensions Collection consists of approximately 300,000 paper files, with a number of maps,drawings and diagrams. The … Continue reading

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Digitisation of Ireland’s World War 1 Memorial Records,

Mr. Eamon Gilmore, T.D.  Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade   requests the pleasure of the company of  Dr. Ian Adamson  at the launch of the digitisation of Ireland’s World War 1 Memorial Records,   in the presence of First … Continue reading

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Turas Opening Ceremony

Tonight, as President of the Ullans Academy, I accompanied our Chair Helen Brooker along with two of our directors, Ruairi O Bleine and Des Meredith, to the opening of a new Gaelic language centre in east Belfast.   The Turas (Journey) centre, based in … Continue reading

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The Manapian Quest

The Manapians or Menapii were a tribe of Belgae (Fir Bolg in Gaelic) originating in northern Gaul in pre-Roman and Roman times. According to descriptions in such authors as Strabo, Caesar, Pliny  the Elder and Ptolemy their territory had stretched northwards to the … Continue reading

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