Talks

‘THE REPORT FROM BLACKSOD’: BRITISH-IRISH WARTIME RELATIONS AND THE D-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

with Michael Kennedy

Raheny Library

08/10/2019 at 6:30pm

In June 2019 the 75th anniversary of D-Day focussed attention on how Ted and Maura Sweeney’s weather report from Blacksod Lighthouse in Mayo enabled Operation Overlord, the Allied liberation of occupied Europe, to commence on 6 June 1944. Michael Kennedy will use secret Met Éireann and Department of Foreign Affairs files, declassified Allied records and Defence Forces intelligence reports to focus on D-Day from the perspective of neutral Ireland.

Booking required.