19 September 2014
Newman House, UCD, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Under the title of “Acts and Arms: The Road to Woodenbridge, September 1914″, this exhibition is timed to tie in with two major commemorative milestones. On 18 September, the Government of Ireland Act (1914) was signed into law. On 20 September, John Redmond made his famous speech at Woodenbridge, exhorting the Irish Volunteers to join the British armed forces, thus splitting the Irish Volunteer movement. Through panels, actors reading contemporary speeches, and historical artifacts, this event will bring the tension of late September 1914 back to life explaining how these events changed the course of Ireland’s history both at home and abroad.
Dr Conor Mulvagh
Lecturer in Irish History, UCD School of History & Archives, UCD Centre for War Studies
Dr Conor Mulvagh is Lecturer in Irish History at UCD with special responsibility for the decade of centenaries. He is currently researching the history of UCD during the Irish Revolution. He lectures on memory and commemoration as well as on nineteenth and twentieth century Irish and British history. He has previously lectured on the Irish revolution, the Northern Irish Troubles, and Irish Studies at UCD as well as having worked on the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project (2013). His recent publications include, Irish Days, Indian Memories: V. V. Giri and Indian Law Students at University College Dublin, 1913-1916 (Irish Academic Press, 2016) and The Irish Parliamentary Party at Westminster, 1900-18 (Manchester University Press, 2016).