In the final event in the series of First World War presentations hosted by Cork Public Museum over the last five months, the curator, Dan Breen, will be in conversation with Dr. John Borgonovo from the School of History in University College Cork (UCC), and Gerry White, the Island of Ireland Trustee and chair of the Cork Branch of the WFA. Among the topics covered will be Ireland’s response to the outbreak of the war; the split in the Irish Volunteer movement caused by the conflict; the 1916 Rising; the 1918 Conscription Crisis and the impact of the war on the 1918 general election in Ireland.
Dan Breen is a member of The Western Front Association and recently assisted UCC students curate an exhibition on the Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Dr John Borgonovo has written extensively on various aspects the Irish Revolution. Included among his publications are: ‘The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918’ and ‘The Atlas of the Irish Revolution’.
Gerry White has written extensively on aspects of Irish military history between the years 1913 to 1923. Included in his publications are: ‘A Great Sacrifice – Cork Servicemen who died in the Great War’ and ‘For Their Country – The Great War Dead of Christ Church, Cork’.
Please note: This presentation takes place in Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park, Cork. It is free but please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 00353214270679 to book a place.