The January lecture, 'The hidden lives of a Tipperaryman: Tadhg O'Mulrian (1737/Belgrade), scholar and officer of the Habsburg army' takes place in The Source, Thurles, on Tuesday, January 19, at 7.30pm.
A chance find in a library in Rome, together with research in the archives of the Austrian army at Vienna, revealed evidence for the hitherto unknown life of a Tipperaryman of the 18th-century.
Perhaps one of the O'Mulryans of Inch, Tadhg excelled himself during many of the battles of the Habsburg empire.
In the midst of the roar of the canons he manage to pursue his scholarly interests, culminating in the composition of a history of Ireland.
Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel has been a member of the Department of History, UCC; she has lectured and published widely on the connections between Ireland and Europe during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern time.
All are welcome to join us in The Source for Dagmar's fascinating glimpse into the life of this long lost Tipperaryman. For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (0504) 29278.