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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Ledwidge relative to speak at seminar

Published 29/01/2014 | 05:28

A grand-nephew of Slane poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge will be among the speakers at a seminar to be held in the village in March to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Frank Ledwidge is a barrister and his career has involved an unusual combination of military, diplomatic, legal and literary achieverment. He spent 15 years at the front end of British foreign policy, dealing with problems such as torture, human trafficking and war crimes.

His work has taken him to such countries as Libya, Uganda, Albania and Helman in Afghanistan.

The seminar – on the theme 'Remembrance' – is being held on Saturday, March 8, next at 2 p.m. in the Conyngham Arms and the speakers will also include commentators Kevin Myers, Eoghan Harris and Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O'Donovan. Further details will be available shortly on the Francis Ledwidge Museum website.

Drogheda Independent

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