National Irish Studies Virtual Conference 2021


Presented by the Manchester Irish Education Group (MIEG)

Saturday 13 March 2021 10.00 – 12.30


Ciarán Wallace-Beyond 2022: recalling Ireland’s lost memories

This talk will describe the exciting work being undertaken by the Beyond 2022 researchers as they build the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland – a digital recreation of the Public Record Office of Ireland, destroyed at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1922.

Sam McGrath – “Manchester’s role in the fight for Irish Independence: New sources and insights from the Military Services Pensions Collection, Dublin.”

The talk is based on newly released files of 45 individuals, and 25 previously released, who claimed pensions based on military service in Manchester in the period of the War of Independence and the Civil War. It also looked briefly at the role that Manchester Volunteers played in the 1916 Rising, the work of Cumann na mBan throughout the period, family connections of members, emigration and the lives of some individuals post-conflict (1930s and 1940s).

Venue: Zoom online

This is a free event but tickets are limited so apply soon.

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