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The Disbandment of the Irish Regiments, 1922: Consequences and Continuities

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 9:30am – 4:30pm

The Disbandment of the Irish Regiments, 1922: Consequences and Continuities

This symposium will discuss the disbandment of the regiments, and its consequences.  The impact upon recruitment for the Ulster regiments, for the Irish Guards, for the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, and for ancillary services such as the Queen Alexandra’s Nursing Corps, the A.T.S., the Wrens and the WRAF will also be explored.

Tickets for general admission cost €15, Students may attend for Free.

On 31 July 1922 British Army Order No. 78 was implemented. This was to effect the disbandment of six of the British Army’s Irish Regiments.  These were:
Connaught Rangers
Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)            
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Royal Irish Regiment    [1684]
Royal Munster Fusiliers
South Irish Horse

Contributors will include historians, commentators and members of regimental and related associations.Contributors will include: Tom Burke MBE (Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association), Professor Anne Dolan (TCD), Dr Seán Gannon (TCD), Lieutenant Colonel Andy Hart OBE (Royal Irish Regiment), Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Maher OBE (London Irish Rifles Association), Professor Gary Murphy (DCU), Dr Steven O’Connor (Le Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po), Colonel Timothy Purdon OBE (Irish Guards), Dr Joseph Quinn (UCD), Padraig Yeates (SIPTU ).

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: General Admission: €15 Admission for students: no charge

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