Western Front Association 2017 program

The Western Front Association is hosting a series of meetings and lectures at 6.30 pm on evenings throughout 2016 and 2017. Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Antrim and Down WFA 2017 branch programme

 The Branch meets at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. Meetings run from 6.30 pm to 8.45 pm (except conferences).

Date Speaker  Subject
9 February 2017 starting 2.00 pm Dr William Butler, University of Kent Irish military traditions conference
9 March 2017 Ian Montgomery The development of armoured warfare during the Great War
20 April 2017 Guy Warner Ireland's contribution to winning the war at sea 1914-18 - RN, RNAS, USN, USNAS - Queenstown, Larne, Buncrana, Berehaven, Killybegs, Kingston
11 May 2017 Gerard O'Meara Lorrha (Tipperary) people in the Great War
8 June 2017 Trevor Adams Four Soldiers, Three Armies
10 August 2017 Dr Phylomena Badsey, University of Wolverhampton Irish nurses in the First World War
8-9 September 2017, Dublin (TBC)

Organised with Cork WFA branch, Dublin WFA branch and Trinity College Dublin

War and revolution, 1917-1918, conference
14 September 2017 Robert Corbett The Clogherney boys in World War 1: A mid-Tyrone story
12 October 2017 6/Connaught Rangers Research Group TBC
9 November 2017 Prof Richard Grayson Dublin's great wars: Parallel stories from 1912-23

Additional information

  • PRONI opening hours and getting here
  • the Western Front Assocation asks for a £4 donation to help support its activities
  • email: AntrimDownWFA@gmail.com
  • twitter: @WFA_AntrimDown
  • facebook: Antrim Down Wfa
  • check the Facebook page and Twitter for updates as the programme can change at short notice

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