27 Sep 2016

SOUND HERITAGE IRELAND SYMPOSIUM UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK, 7 OCTOBER 2016 The Department of History and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance will host a FREE one-day symposium on the 'sounding' of Irish heritage at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, on Friday 7th October 2016. Convened by Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Department of History, the event will focus on issues surrounding the research and interpretation of music in historic houses. It will include two morning lectures and an afternoon discussion forum led by international participants from the University of Southampton, International Sound Heritage Network and University of York: • Professor Jeanice Brooks: Musical soundscapes in the country house • Dr Katrina Faulds: Domestic dance music as a source for narrative interpretation in historic houses • Professor Jonathan Wainwright (facilitator): Sounding our Heritage (discussion forum) This event will be of interest to anyone involved in interdisciplinary cultural heritage research and interpretation, particularly those concerned with curating, archiving, conserving, researching, interpreting, performing and programming period music and dance in or connected with historic properties. All are welcome for some or part of the day but booking is essential. Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. Booking closes on 30th September. Information and registration at: This is an inter-sectoral networking and knowledge exchange event hosted by the Department of History and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and generously supported by the Irish Research Council (New Foundations Award). Enquiries to: Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Convenor, Sound Heritage Ireland Symposium,

18 Jul 2016
Dr Ruan O'Donnell gave a seminar at the recent Merriman Summer School 2016 [] entitled 'Gallant allies and exiled children: international aspects of the 1916 rising'.
23 Feb 2016

Shining a Light into dark alleys: Vigiliance and patrol work in Dublin, 1914-18
Mr Martin Walsh, PhD Student, Dept of History, UL

on Wednesday 2 March
at 13h00
in A1050


10 Feb 2016

Dr Ruan O'Donnell will launch

Pádraic Ó Ruairc's, Truce: Murder Myth and the last days of the Irish War of Independence, Mercier Press 2016.

Dublin Launch 6pm February 4th - Hodges Figgis

Cork Launch 7-8pm February 11th -  Waterstones