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RDS Library Speaker Series: Pádraig Allen

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Time and Place

Wednesday Nov. 21

RDS - Merrion Room

Opening Times and Admission

Wednesday Nov. 21: 18:30 - 19:30

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Dublin 4

Tel 01 240 7254

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St John Ambulance in Ireland during WWI

St John Ambulance was founded following a public meeting at the RDS in 1880. This talk will focus on the untold story of the St John Ambulance Brigade during the first World War. The humanitarian response of its members contribution across the country will be considered, as well as how the service became Ireland’s first national ambulance service.

Pádraig Allen is Archives and Projects Manager for St John Ambulance Ireland and has been volunteering with them for eighteen years. In 2014 he started researching professionally on Ireland’s oldest first aid teaching charity and in 2015 he established the St John Ambulance Archives. Pádraig has worked on a number of centenary projects relating to the the history of the Brigade.

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