Launch Event - Ships and Airships
Saturday 20th October, 19:00
Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre
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Marking the end of the First World War, this exhibition explores the war at sea around our shores. A particular focus of the exhibition will be the Bentra Airship station at whitehead which was home to the first military aviation facility in Ireland - one that played an important role in the First World War.


  • Guy Warner, who will be launching his latest pulication U boats Around Ireland
  • Mark McKee, Castlereagh Sub Aqya Club, on diving the wreck of SS Chirippo which sunk off the coats of Blackhead, 1917
  • Ruth Plets, Ulster University, on the surveying and 3D visualization of the SS Chirripo

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2018-10-20 # Ships and Airships

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The Spanish Flu: A Global Pandemic
Friday 16th November from 11.00 – 14.00
Ulster Museum, Belfast
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As the First World War was drawing to a close and the prospect of peace began to materialise, a deadly influenza strain, commonly known as the Spanish Flu, surfaced. Between 50 and 100 million people died, a higher death toll than that of WWI. This event aims to highlight the largely forgotten history of this global pandemic with particular focus on how the disease affected people in Ireland.


  • David Killingray, Emeritus Professor of Modern History
  • Dr. Patricia Marsh, Curator at Public Records Office NI
  • Dr. Ida Milne, lecturer in European History, Carlow College

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2018-10-16 # The Spanish Flu: A Global Pandemic

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