6th Connaught Rangers Research Group Exhibition Launch

Connaught RangersThe 6th Connaught Rangers Research Group Exhibition 'Rediscovering the Belfast Nationalists who fought in WW1' will take place as part of Féile An Phobail from Monday 4th August to Friday 8th August 2014 at the Falls Library (normal library opening hours). The exhibition launches on Monday 4th August at 1pm. Other events include: Monday 4 August at 7pm: Remembering, Forgetting and Commemorating Ireland’s Great War: Issues for Belfast, with Professor Richard Grayson, Goldsmiths College. Tuesday 5 August at 1pm: The Soul of the Nation: Irish republicans, war and rebellion, with Fearghal McGarry, QUB. Wednesday 6 August at 1pm: The Great War and Unionist Memory, with Philip Orr. Thursday 7 August at 1pm: Belfast Women and the Great War with Margaret Ward and Lynda Walker. Friday 7 August at 1pm: The formation and history of the three Irish Divisions, with Jimmy McDermott.

PRONI Guide to First World War Sources

PRPRONI WW1 SourcesONI has published its Guide to the Manuscript Sources for the Study of the First World War in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. This comprehensive document will help guide users to the wealth of papers, volumes, letters, images, and scrapbooks relating to the First World War which are held within the collections at PRONI. The guide can be accessed by clicking here Irish Voices from the First World War a blog based on PRONI sources: Post One August - Read here

Candlelight Vigil Belfast

The WW1 Centenary Committee of Northern Ireland are holding a Candlelight Vigil at Belfast City Hall on 4th August at 10pm to commemorate the outbreak of World War One. The evening begins at 10pm and will include a collective moment of reflection, including a short Act of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths.  As part of the UK-wide Lights Out event, Bob and Roberta Smith take over the East Lawn of the City Hall grounds in Belfast to create an illuminating installation of the statement, using letters designed and constructed together with local artists and community groups. These groups, with diverse age ranges and backgrounds, respond to their understanding of the statement and to the commemoration of WW1. Each letter of the statement accommodates a set of candles and at 10pm on Monday 4 August, Bob and Roberta Smith invite the city of Belfast to ignite the candles in a moment of shared reflection. Lights out