Mid Ulster District Council is organising a series of talks around the Decade of Anniversaries (1912-1923).
The series of talks and discussions deal with the historical facts that mark the key shifts in society that happened during this turning point in history and give meaning to the events that happened across the divide, helping to promote a deeper understanding of our shared history and culture.
Focusing on commemorations, this talk from Dr Fearghal McGarry will explore past commemorations of 1916 in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It will compare these Anniversaries to the more conciliatory commemorations that have occurred during the present ‘Decade of Anniversaries’.
Looking towards some of the anniversaries that are fast approaching, the talk will o er some suggestions as to how Ireland’s divided history might be commemorated without sacri cing the historical integrity of the past to the political needs of the present.
DateTuesday, April 4, 2017 - 19:30
- Battle of the Somme
- Civil War
- Government of Ireland Act
- Lloyd George’s Convention
- Outbreak of First World War
- Rise Of The Labour Movement
- Suffrage and General Election
- The Easter Rising
- Ulster Covenant
- War Of Independence
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