June 9, 2021
13:10 - 14:00
In association with UCC School of History & Dr. John Borgonovo.
Bantry Bay acted as a key mustering point for the Royal Navy, in the late 19th and early 20th century. This talk will explain the use of Irish waters by British Dreadnoughts and other large warships at a time when Britannia still ruled the waves.
Speaker: John Ware, University College Cork
John Ware lectures in the UCC School of History and the Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programme. His research engages with aspects of the Medieval and modern maritime worlds, including naval warfare. He recently published his debut historical novel, ‘Dirty Shirt’, about Irish troops in the First World War.