'Irish Golf and Golfers: Experiences of War and Revolution 1914-16' a talk by Bill Gibson.
09 Dec

While golf might have been considered a game for the elderly and privileged in the years preceding World War 1, a significant number of the golfing community in Ireland responded to the call for volunteers at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914. Over 2,000 members of golf clubs throughout Ireland joined the various branches of the British Army, Navy and fledgling Royal Flying Corps in the first years of the War.  This presentation will present an outline of the contribution that Irish golfers made to the war effort in the first two years 1914-1916. 

IMAGE: Village of Wystchaete  (C) IWM Q5460 

The Lecture Theatre, National Museum of Ireland, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, Ireland
01 8958831
09 Dec 2017 14:00