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1917: Centenary Reflections- Weekend Conference

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Details

Start:
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
End:
May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Gleason’s Townhouse Hotel & The Abbey Hotel
Galway, Ireland

Organizer

Conor McNamara
Email:
conor.mcnamara@nuigalway.ie

 

Organised by Heritage/Library Services, Roscommon Co. Council; Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society;

and the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway

 

FRIDAY NIGHT: Gleason’s Townhouse Hotel

PANEL 1

8.00: NORTH ROSCOMMON BEGINS: THE 1917 BY-ELECTION

Regina Donlon (Maynooth University): ‘Hurrah for Plunkett’: The 1917 North Roscommon by-election in context

Martin O’Donoghue (NUI Galway): ‘A large percentage of the people of Ireland seem to have lost their bearings’: the AOH and Irish Party decline, 1916-20

Honor Ó Brolcháin (Author): Proclamation, election, abstention: the Roscommon line in the snow

 

SATURDAY, ALL DAY: The Abbey Hotel

PANEL 2

9.30: WOMEN, FAMILIES & POPULAR POLITICS

Fionnuala Walsh (Trinity College Dublin): Women and everyday life in Ireland in 1917.

Mary McAuliffe (University College Dublin): Beyond 1916; revolutionary women, politics and propaganda, 1917-1918

Jackie Uí Chionna (NUI Galway): ‘Cherishing all of the children of the nation equally?’ The NSPCC and child welfare in Galway, 1916-1923

 

PANEL 3

11.20: 1917: LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Padraig Yeates (SIPTU):

William Partridge, the Workers’ Republic, and 1916: the Ballaghaderreen connection

John Cunningham (NUI Galway): Ireland and the Australian conscription crisis of 1916-17

James Curry (NUI Galway): Jim Larkin’s 1917 American Irish Worker

Pauline Scott (NUI Galway): ‘Dividing loyalties’: changing attitudes to the Parliamentary Party and Sinn Féin on the former Pollok estate in Glinsk-Creggs, 1916-19

1.00 LUNCH

 2.00 KEYNOTE LECTURE Marie Coleman (Queen’s University, Belfast): 1917: The realignment of Irish nationalist politics

 

3.15: NUI GALWAY, ARCHIVAL PROJECT Conor McNamara (NUI Galway)Community, Conflict, and Memory

3.30: PANEL DISCUSSION: 1917 AND THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW IRELAND

Chair: Micheál Ó Fathartaigh (Dublin Business School)

Panellists: John Borgonovo (UCC); Margaret Ward (QUB); Luke Gibbons (Maynooth University).