Reflections from Waterford

Contributed by Dr Ciara Meehan, project Principal Investigator. As you step off the train in Waterford, you can’t escape history. The train station is named after Joseph Mary Plunkett, one of the exe...

In Conclusion: Waterford

Contributed by Dr Ciara Meehan, project Principal Investigator. My tour of Irish centres and communities across Britain and Ireland will come to a close next week, in Waterford. Travelling to the sou...

Further Thoughts from Enniskillen: The Poppy

Contributed by Dr Ciara Meehan, project Principal Investigator. In my last post about the Enniskillen workshop I recounted the varying views on the act of remembering. In today’s post, I want to spen...

Memory and Meaning in Enniskillen

Contributed by Dr Ciara Meehan, project Principal Investigator. In my last post, I wrote about my planned visit to Enniskillen for the Northern Irish-leg of this workshop tour. I got the bus up from ...

Enniskillen Workshop

Contributed by Dr Ciara Meehan I’m off to Enniskillen later this week for a workshop about Irish memories of the First World War and attitudes towards commemoration. The event is funded by the AHRC a...

St John Ervine: A playwright at war

Contributed by Andrew Maunder As the Finborough Theatre in London stages a new production of St John Ervine’s 1913 powerful suffrage play Jane Clegg, it’s worth thinking more about the play’s Ulster-...

Remembering a war after ‘The War’

Jim Beach of the University of Northampton reflects on a visit to the Czech Republic. Speaking neither Czech nor Polish, it was with some trepidation that I accepted an invitation to speak at a works...