Monthly meetings of the RIYC Military History Group take place in the Drawing Room at 19.30hrs and all Members and their guests are welcome. There is an optional supper €38, in the Dining Room following the talk at 20.45hrs. All members welcome. Book with Catering.

Details of the speakers and topics coming up for 2024

Wednesday 27th March - The next and final talk in the current series of history talks is Easter Widows, the untold story of the widows of the 1916 Rising with Dr Sinéad McCoole and will take place on Wednesday 27 March in the RIYC at 19.30 hrs.

The well-known historian, writer, broadcaster and curator has written extensively on modern Irish History and her areas of expertise include the Rising, the War of Independence, and Civil War. Her work has spanned both academic research and public history and she has curated exhibitions on Irish History and Irish art both in Ireland and the US. Her books include Hazel, A Life of Lady Lavery (1996, 2014), Guns and Chiffon (1997, 2000), No Ordinary Women (2003, 2008, 2015), Easter Widows (2014) and Leaving the Ladies (2019).  In 2012, Dr. McCoole was appointed a member of the Irish government's Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries.

Dr McCoole holds a University College Dublin BA (Hons) History and History of Art (1990), University College Dublin MA Modern Irish History (1992) and was awarded a DLitt by publication (2019) by the National University of Ireland.

The talk is free to RIYC members and their guests and will take place at 19.30hrs in the Drawing Room. Optional Supper available at €38, booking is essential. Book with Catering.

For more information about this group contact Winifred Kelliher or on 087 2446004