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Averse to History: the story of events in Irish history through poetry and song

This presentation is a collaboration between local historian Dr David Hume, writer Davy Moore and singer Iain Irvine. It tells history through verse, with readings from poets and writers such as early Celtic saints, privateer John Paul Jones, poets John o’ the North, Alice Milligan, John MacNeill, William J. Hume, John Clifford, W. F. Marshall and others, while songs such…

The Lessons of the Titanic

On April the 2nd in 1912; the White Star Line company’s Titanic left Belfast on its maiden voyage to New York City. It would return to Ireland a second time after docking at Southampton, England and Cherbourg, France when it would finally dock at Queenstown (Cobh) before leaving for New York in America. The tale is infamous for the lives…