1916 Seminar at County Library

This weekend is a keynote one for the Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society as the organisation hosts a series of lectures commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising.

  An exciting and diverse range of speakers have been lined up to address the seminar, which takes place this Saturday, (April 16th), in the County Library, Roscommon.

  Admission to the seminar is free, though booking is strongly recommended, through the society’s president, Jim Ganly. Registration begins at 9.30 am and the seminar will afford participants the opportunity to explore the wide and diverse range of personalities and events that shaped the tumultuous year that was 1916.

  The seminar begins with participants being afforded the opportunity to hear once again of the fascinating story of Ballaghaderreen-born Frank Shouldice, as told by his grandson, Frank Shouldice junior.

  The seminar will also featurea contributions from Dr. Conor McNamara, who is the 1916 Scholar in Residence at the Moore Institute at NUI Galway; Dr. Ciarán Reilly who is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, Maynooth University and a lecture entitled ‘Did It Really Mater – Roscommon Women and the Easter Rising’ by Dr. Regina Donlon, a Ph.D. graduate of NUI Maynooth in 2014.

  For details, contact Society President Jim Ganly on 090 6626400 or 087-7955014 or email  jpganly@eircom.net.