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The 8th Dr Niall Byrne Memorial Lecture in conjunction with Waterford Treasures – Three Museums in the Viking Triangle has the pleasure of introducing Marcus de la Poer Beresford who will discuss;

‘Marshal Marcus William Carr Beresford and the Irish in Wellington’s army’.

Marcus de la Poer Beresford read history at Trinity College Dublin, before qualifying as a lawyer. Marcus retired from legal practice in 2010 after three decades as a partner in the Dublin firm of A & L Goodbody in order to return to his first love, history.

His earlier research and post-graduate thesis focused on Ireland in the eighteenth century and the Irish diaspora following the Treaty of Limerick in 1691. In recent years Marcus has lectured on different aspects of the Napoleonic wars in Ireland, England, France, Portugal and Poland. His biography of his distant relative William Carr Beresford, considered as the Duke of Wellington’s ‘strong right arm’, was published in 2018.

This is a ‘FREE’ event and is generously sponsored by the Byrne Family.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Monday the 4th of November, at 7.30pm, Medieval Museum, Viking Triangle, Waterford.