“The Forgotten Irish” Event at The National Archives, Washington D.C.

As many readers of the site will be aware, the majority of my work concentrates on material from the widows’ and dependent pension files of Irish Civil War soldiers held in the National Archives, Washington D.C. This was also the source material on which my new book The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America is based. I am delighted to announce that the National Archives have kindly offered to host a launch for my book in the United States, which will take place on 16th March next. The event will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater between 7.00 and 8.30 pm EST, and will consist of a discussion on the files (which you will also be able to view live via YouTube here) followed by a book signing. The launch comes ahead of the general release of the book in America next May. I hope some of my U.S. readers will be available to come along- the event itself is free to all, and if you are interested you can reserve a seat by clicking here. Please feel free to share news of the evening with anyone you think may be interested. My sincere thanks to the National Archives for making this event possible, and I hope to see some of you there!

The William G. McGowan Theatre, National Archives, Washington D.C. (Archives Foundation)

The William G. McGowan Theatre, National Archives, Washington D.C. (Archives Foundation)

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Author:Damian Shiels

I am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.

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7 Comments on ““The Forgotten Irish” Event at The National Archives, Washington D.C.”

  1. February 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm #

    Excellent….sorry I won’t be able to see you live!

  2. February 14, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

    Congrats.

  3. Marsha Thomas
    February 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    What great work you do! I love reading your posts. Wish I could be in DC to see this and get a book signed!

  4. February 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland.

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