The United States, Cork Harbour & World War One | Talks + Learning | Sirius Arts Centre Cobh

The United States, Cork Harbour & World War One The United States, Cork Harbour & World War One

This event is part of the This Must Be The Place | The Great Island Project 2017 

The United States, Cork Harbour & World War One

26th Feb 2017

This event is part of the This Must Be The Place | The Great Island Project 2017 

 

Talk - The United States, Cork Harbour & World War One
Damian Shiels
Sunday 26 February
1pm
FREE- NO NEED TO BOOK, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Cork Harbour has had a long connection with the United States, stretching back to its time as a British Colony. These interactions have been dominated by military activity, and have had a major social impact on the Harbour area. This talk will explore some of these connections, concentrating on the presence of thousands of US sailors in the harbour between 1917 and 1919, and examining what survives relating to their time here and the social impact their presence had. 

This event is part of the This Must Be The Place | The Great Island Project 2017