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Hidden Histories, Joint Seminar 11 October 2014, Dundalk, Co Louth


By Larry Breen

A large audience of sixty or more people were not disappointed with a most interesting, informative, entertaining and enjoyable seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Members from societies representing both the Federation of Local History Societies and the Federation for Ulster Local Studies were treated to excellent presentations covering a wide range of topics by an impressive list of speakers. Professor Brian Walker talked about WW1 in the decade of commemorations, Padraig Yeates on the effects the war had on the people of Dublin, Quincy Dougan on militant anti home rule outside of Ulster in 1914, Dr. Brian Hall on the unique experiences of wartime County Louth and finally Dr Des Marnane on the song “It’s a long way to Tipperary” and its impact on the First World War. The seminar concluded with a rendition of the song by all present. The seminar proved to be another great success for the joint efforts of both federations working together.

A Booklet with a summary of each talk is available HERE

Participants settle down for the Seminar - Photo: Pat Devlin
Participants settle down for the Seminar

Johnny Dooher, FULS, introducing the Keynote Speaker, Professor Brian Walker - Photo: Pat Devlin Professor Walker speaks on
Johnny Dooher, FULS, introducing the Keynote Speaker, Professor Brian Walker
Professor Walker speaks on "WW1 in the Decade of Centenary Commemorations"
Larry Breen, FLHS, introduces Padraig Yeates - Photo: Pat Devlin Padraig Yeates speaks about
Larry Breen, FLHS, introduces Padraig Yeates
Padraig Yeates speaks about "Dublin a City in Wartime"
Quincy Dougan speaks about 'Militant Irish Anti-Home Rule Outside Ulster' - Photo: Pat Devlin Michael Gaynor introducing Dr Donal Hall - Photo: Pat Devlin
Quincy Dougan speaks about "Militant Irish Anti-Home Rule Outside Ulster"
Michael Gaynor introducing Dr Donal Hall
Dr Donal Hall on The unique Experiences of Wartime County Louth - Photo: Pat Devlin Dr Donal Hall on The unique Experiences of Wartime County Louth - Photo: Pat Devlin
Dr Donal Hall on "The unique Experiences of Wartime County Louth"
JJ Woods introducing Dr Des Marnane - Photo: Pat Devlin Dr Marnane on the song 'It's a long Way to Tpperary' - its impact on the First World War - Photo: Pat Devlin
JJ Woods introducing Dr Des Marnane
Dr Marnane on the song 'It's a long Way to Tpperary' - its impact on the First World War

Dr Walker makes a point in the round-up session - Photo: Pat Devlin
Dr Walker makes a point in the round-up session