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At the Iveagh House lecture to commemorate the Irish of the American Civil War. L-R Rubicon's Damian Shiels, Professor Patrick Griffin, Minister Charlie Flanagan T.D., Professor David Gleeson (Image: Department of Foreign Affairs)

Remembering the Irish of the American Civil War at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Iveagh House

Since 2012 the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs have hosted a series of commemorative lectures, with the purpose of recalling significant events in Irish history. Known as the Iveagh House Lectures, these talks have examined topics as diverse as Irish Unionism, John F. Kennedy and The Christmas Truce of 1914. Speakers have included UN Secretary-General […]

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Major General Patrick Cleburne, from Co. Cork, who was Killed in Action at the Battle of Franklin (Library of Congress)

A Rubiconer Abroad- Speaking Engagements in Tennessee

Rubicon’s Damian Shiels is heading Stateside next week to deliver a keynote address at the 150th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Aside from speaking on the Irish role in the American Civil War on 14th November, he is also getting an opportunity to chat about some archaeology, with a talk about Irish […]

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