Clandeboye – Heritage, History and Place

Thursday 14 September

Clandeboye Reading Party Remembering the Wars

Free Event – registration required


The Clandeboye Reading Party brings together staff and students from Queens University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, the local community and the Aspects Festival and aims to promote deeper cultural awareness and understanding of sensitive issues around war, commemoration, identity, memory, place and history.


9.30-11.30am
History and Literature Harvest

Have you some family memories of the war or memorabilia or a favourite war poem or piece of literature that you’d like to share? Join organisers Leonie Hannan, Fionnuala Walsh, and Ciaran O’Neill to explore local memories of the Great War.


12.00-4.30pm
World War I and II ‘Roadshow’ at Clandeboye Courtyard

Running throughout the afternoon:

  • Black and white footage of the wars on loan from the Imperial War Museum
  • The Blackwood Exhibition

12noon
Heather Montgomery from Living Legacies (QUB)

Ireland’s involvement in WW1 from an archaeological perspective, discover more about the Clandeboye training camp.

 


12.45-1.30pm
New Research on WW1 and WW2

Lightning talks by TCD/QUB postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

 


1.45-2.30pm
The Poetry of WW1 and WW2

Join our leading experts to find out more about some of the most famous war poems of the 20th century.

 


2.45-3.30pm
Commemoration and Memory

Panel discussion with Ciaran O’Neill, Fearghal McGarry, Tom Hulme and Marie Coleman.


 

Clandeboye – Heritage, History and Place

Free Event - Registration required