Partner Events

International Women’s Day: Women and Medicine during the First World War
Free - 06 March 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm, @PRONI

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

To mark International Women’s Day, PRONI will host a half day conference exploring the role of female medical and nursing staff during the First World War. This event will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.

The conference will examine the enormous, often unrecognised contribution made by female doctors, nurses and voluntary medical aids during the First World War, at home and abroad. The exhibition, ‘Nurses’ Voices from WW1 – The Northern Ireland Connection’ developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) History of Nursing Network NI, will be available to view at PRONI during the conference.

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Meeke and the Major

At 7pm sharp on Saturday, 10th March there will be a performance of “Meeke and the Major” in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Newtownards Road, Belfast.

Come and hear the story of Private John Meeke MM (36th Ulster Division). A proud Unionist and Orangeman, Meeke embarked on the heroic battlefield rescue of committed Irish Nationalist and Westminster MP, Major William Redmond (16th Irish Division). A tale of bravery and humanity shared through narrative, music and poetry. Learn of the east Belfast connection to this story via a former rector of St Patrick’s. 

The event, which is free, is being hosted by ‘Row on Row’, thanks to the support of Urban Villages.  

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RAF 100 – Early operations in Ireland
Free - 25 April at 10.00 am until 3.30pm 2018, @PRONI


To mark the centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, PRONI in conjunction with the NI War Memorial and the RAF are hosting a one day conference exploring a hundred years of the RAF in Northern Ireland on 25 April 2018 from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm.

Speakers will include amongst others: Guy Warner, Ernie Cromie, Dr Pat McCarthy, Joe Gleeson, Nina Hadaway, Nigel Henderson and representatives from the RAF.

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