november, 2018

03nov12:00 pm2:00 pmThe Spanish Lady - World War Oneworldwide flu epidemic

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Event Details

Saturday 3 November 2018 | 12-2pm | Free │ Booking Required

Newry and Mourne museum| Castle Street| Newry |BT34 2BY

028 3031 3175| kerri.morrow@nmandd.org

The ‘Spanish Lady’ was a worldwide flu epidemic that began in August 1918 during World

War 1 which ended up killing more people than the war itself! With a third of the world

affected an estimated 50 million people died as a result.

Speakers Dr Patricia Marsh and Dr Eamon Phoenix will speak on the pandemic.

Dr Marsh will talk about Newry and the Influenza pandemic ‘An enormous amount of

distress among the poor’ while Dr Phoenix will talk about an Ireland in Transition from

1918-1919, from the South Armagh by-election to the conscription crisis, Kaki election and

the first Dáil.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Bagenal's Castle

Abbey Way, Newry BT34 2BY

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