In July 2016 the Napoleon Society of Ireland hosted the 14th International Napoleonic Congress at the St. Stephen’s Green Club in Dublin.
Opening with an address from myself as President of the NSI and J. David Markham as President of the INS on Monday the 11th of July, the congress welcomed a host of delegates from all over the world and from organisations such as the Foundation Napoleon in Paris. We were also delighted to welcome Prince Nicholaus Blucher to the congress, descendant of Field Marshal Blucher of Waterloo fame.
The congress was officially launched by our Patron Senator David Norris and a week of highly polished and well researched presentations began.
Highlights of the week were presentations from our very own Dr. Sylvie Kleinman and Peter Molloy both of home were made Fellows of the International Napoleonic Society and presented with their gold eagle pins at a the President’s Dinner on the 13th of July.
The week of events drew to a close with the Empire Ball, a Napoleon Society of Ireland charity event held at the St. Stephen’s Green Club on Friday the 15th.
On Saturday delegates were treated to a trip to the Bonaparte-Wyse museum in Waterford before meeting for end of congress drinks back in Dublin at the Shelbourne Hotel.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members of the NSI for their hard work and support in making the International Congress such a success. I would especially like to thank Anne and Adrian Farrelly for Their hard work and support, Cliona Buckley, Phil Caufield, Dr. James O’Higgins-Norman, Robert Lee-Mulcahy, Tom Mullins and the Management and Staff of the St. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club.
We look forward to the 2017 congress in Germany, details of which will be posted very soon.