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An Island Divided: Northern Ireland from Partition to Civil Rights 1920-1970

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Date: Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October and 1st November 2017

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (sharp)

Cost: Contributions

Dr Éamon Phoenix

We are delighted that Dr Éamon Phoenix returns to Tara to continue the evening seminars on the historical context in which we live our lives on this part of the island of Ireland.

This series of five interactive sessions will be illustrated by actual footage and will trace the history of Ireland and, more particularly, of Northern Ireland from the establishment of partition in 1921, the era of Terence O’Neill and the Civil Rights movement.

  • Week 1: Partition, Violence and the Bitter Early Years of Northern Ireland
  • Week 2: ‘The Mould Hardens’: Northern Ireland from Depression to Conscription
  • Week 3: The War Years and Post-War Change: 1939-1955
  • Week 4: ‘Change Without Change’: O’Neillism, Civil Rights and the Outbreak of Violence: 1955-1970
  • Week 5: Plenary Session: Consolidation of learnings/insights gained; looking towards future programme(s).

Dr Éamon Phoenix

The aim of the workshops is to promote a reconciled society through an informed understanding of our shared history.

A warm Tara Centre welcome is extended to people of all traditions (and/or no tradition at all) who wish to explore this vital background to modern Ireland.

No previous knowledge of Irish history is assumed or required.

Note: Attendance at all five weeks is strongly recommended, though not essential.