Forthcoming History Events
Speaking Ill of the Dead at Hinterland Festival, Kells, Co. Meath from June 22nd-25th. Tickets and full details available here.
Centenary Commemoration for Michael Conroy June 9th
June 9th 2017 marks the centenary of the tragic death of Claremorris native, Michael Conroy in the Granite Mountain Speculation Mine Disaster in Butte, Montana, USA. Michael, born in Murneen South, Barnacarroll along with Peter Sheridan from Monagahan undertook a heroic act in attempting to rescue fellow miners that were trapped deep into the expansive copper mine of the North Butte Mining Company. To mark the centenary of the tragic deaths of these Irish-American heroes, Michael Conroy and Pete Sheridan, relatives of Michael from the Claremorris area are arranging a special commemorative Mass in Barnacarroll Church on 9 June 2017 at 7:30pm, preceded by the unveiling of a replica of the memorial stone as erected in Michael’s memory in Butte, Montana. In addition, students at two local primary schools are undertaking projects on the North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917. With a total of 168 fatalities, it is still deemed as the worst hard-rock disaster in mining history. For further information please contact Antoinette Keane on 087 9290835 or Jarlath Sweeney on 087 2439239.
Pléasc, Inverin from June 15-18th
There is a series of events taking place in Inverin, Co. Galway, to commemorate a tragic accident there one hundred years ago. A new monument will be unveiled to nine men who lost their lives after unwittingly bringing ashore a World War One mine. For more details about the commemorative events in Inverin, Co Galway, click here.
The Country House Revived? at Dublin Castle running from June 19-21st
Terry Dooley writes: "This is an international conference, and as far as we are aware the first of its type to be held anywhere. It aims to highlight the revival of country houses in Ireland, UK and Europe over the last number of decades but also to highlight the continued issues in terms of survival. For more details click here or here.