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Limerick’s Military & Logistical Heritage

Limerick, my own adopted city, has a proud and even some would say defiant history of involvement in military affairs. From the Williamite siege of the city, to this year’s 75th anniversary celebration of the Irish Army’s Limerick based 12th … Continue reading

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Survivors….of a kind….

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26170799 The First World War was as it’s name suggests, a titanic thing. It was so monumental both in terms of human sacrifice and geography, that sometimes we as a species fail to grasp a subtle truth. Not all those … Continue reading

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First World War…..Selfie??? A fantastic example of a WWI Selfie! Great bit of social hsitory from the conflict! Be sure to check out the rest of http://ww1mmmlitarymen.tumblr.com/ page on tumblr! Some fantastic images and well worth the look!

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Rise of the Footsoldier: A Social History of the Temporary Gentlemen of the Auxiliary Division

  On the 1st of March, 2014, I presented my paper entitled ‘Rise of the Footsoldier: A Social History of the Temporary Gentlemen of the Auxiliary Division’ to the Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference, 2014. The conference which was … Continue reading

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Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014

  Today I have the great honour to be speaking at a panel of the Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014. The conference will come this year from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick for the first time in the IHSA history.  … Continue reading

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Europe’s Violent Memories

Robert Gerwarth, University College Dublin, will present a paper entitled ‘Europe’s Violent Memories’ in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin, on Tuesday 8th of October. For anyone unfamiliar with Dr Gerwarth, he has written extensively on the subject … Continue reading

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