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

Irish in the American Civil War

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…

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