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The Decade of Commemorations (continued)
Date: Wednesday evenings, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd March, 2017
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm (sharp)
Dr Éamon Phoenix
The Irish Revolution: Partition, Treaty & Civil War, 1918 – ‘25
Over the next few years we on this island, North and South, will be remembering some of the most shaping and conflicted events in Irish history. The critical period 1918-22 witnessed the First Dail, the Anglo-Irish War, Partition, the birth of two Irish states, intense violence in the North and a bitter Civil War in the South.
The key roles of de Valera, Collins, Carson, Craig, Lloyd George and Devlin will be examined. A particular focus will be on events in Tyrone and Fermanagh and the impact of Churchill’s ‘dreary steeples’.
The aim of the series is to foster cross-community dialogue and mutual understanding.
Dr. Éamon Phoenix is a well known political historian, broadcaster and newspaper columnist. He is a member of the Taoiseach’s ‘Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries’