Profiles in Courage: The Irish Dimension to the Medal of Honor

Irish in the American Civil War

On the 11 September last I was privileged to deliver the annual Lucas Lecture to the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club in Dublin. I was very grateful to the Club for the invitation, which provided me with an opportunity to share some of my research on the Irish who have received the Medal of Honor. The Guests of Honour at the event were United States Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Mr. Kevin O’Malley and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., while among the audience were Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles John Brown and a number of senior officers of the Irish Defence Forces, among many others. As I thought the topic of the night’s talk might be of interest to readers, I have shared it below in full, together with the slides that accompanied the presentation.

With U.S. Ambassdor to Ireland His Excellency Mr. Kevin O'Malley at the Lucas Lecture With U.S. Ambassdor to Ireland His Excellency Mr. Kevin O’Malley at the Lucas Lecture

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