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Irish Military Seminar: Ray Goggins in conversation with Declan Power
Friday 10th June, 2022 - 19:30FREE, booking essential
The 6th Irish Military Seminar presents an evening with Ray Goggins, author of Ranger 22:Lessons from the Front, in conversation with Declan Power.
‘The path I have travelled, the things I have done and the people I have met in crisis situations have given me a window into those qualities that make us perform. My military training created a mindset, an outlook and skills that can be channelled into any situation.’
From the hills of south Lebanon to the monsoon jungles of Southern Asia, Ray Goggins has operated in a life-and-death world. In the suffocating humidity of Liberia, the mountains of Afghanistan and the snow-covered Balkans, Ray has seen the best and worst qualities in himself and others. From conflict zones to terrorist attacks and hostage rescues, Ray has learned the greatest life lessons: how to control fear, how to react calmly and positively, and how to create a strong baseline from which to take action.
Declan Power is an historian, security analyst and former Irish Army officer. He is the author of the book The Siege of Jadotville, which was adapted for film in 2015. He published a further book, titled Beyond the Call of Duty: Heroism in the Irish Defence Forces, in 2010.
The full Irish Military Seminar Programme, with events taking place in early June, is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or www.kildare.ie/ehistory/2022-irish-military-seminar