The Festival will see two sessions focusing on Ireland and the First World War. The first, on participation, will be chaired by Carl Dinnen, Political Correspondent for ITV, and the panellists will be:

  • the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers (who is also speaking at the Festival on Irish-born Canadian soldiers in the Great War)
  • Dan Mulhall, until recently Irish Ambassador to Britain and soon to be Irish Ambassador to the US
  • Lar Joye, Curator of Irish Military History at the National Museum of Ireland and responsible for the award winning Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition
  • Dr Heather Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), who is a First World War specialist

Image from Imperial War Museums

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