The Great War Roadshow – Coming to South Dublin County

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The Great War Roadshow, presented by Myles Dungan, is touring the country and we are delighted to bring it to Tallaght this September/October.

The roadshow is a two fold event, with a day long history conference happening on September 13th 2014 in The County Library Tallaght and and A Lovely War!, an evening of songs and stories in the Civic Theatre, happening during the Red Line Book Festival on October 17th 2014.

You do not have to attend both events, you can come along to either one or both!

Admission is free to the conference but booking is essential – phone the County Library at 01 4620073 or email Please note that the conference is now booked out, but we are still taking names for the reserve list.

Tickets for the music evening in the Civic Theatre are on sale at €12/€10 and are available from The Civic Theatre Box Office 462 7477; or online at Bookings open now!

Part 1: The Great War History Conference

The history conference takes place on Saturday 13th September in the County Library, Tallaght, and features Myles Dungan, Ciaran Wallace, Turtle Bunbury, John O’Keeffe and Michael Whelan.

Myles Dungan
Lions, Donkeys and Paddies: The Irish Experience of the Great War

John O’Keeffe
Moral Insanity and the Great War: Bad Men in Good Jobs

Ciaran Wallace
Women And Children First: The Home Front During World War 1: rationing, ‘war fever’ and anti-conscription sentiment during the years 1914 to 1918.

Turtle Bunbury
The Glorious Madness: Tales of the Irish in the Great War, from the Irishwoman in the Serbian Army to the Irish-Austrian air ace and more besides

Michael Whelan
The Great War – The South Dublin Perspective.

Part 2: A Lovely War! An evening of Songs & Stories presented by Myles Dungan

Civic Theatre, Tallaght: Main Auditorium, Friday 17th October at 8pm. Admission: €12 & €10 concession

Bookings at 01 4627477; or online at

Presented and produced by historian and broadcaster Myles Dungan, this stirring show tells the story of the music of the Great War – how and why the best-known songs came to be composed, who sang them, what the men in the trenches thought of them, and how they retaliated with music of their own. The songs will be performed by The Brook Singers, Sadhbh Fitzgerald and Jonathan Creasey.

Brought to you by South Dublin County Council Heritage Office and The Red Line Book Festival.


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