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.
This talk from Dr Eamon Phoenix will examine the aftermath of the 1916 Rising, the rise of Sinn Fein, the establishment of Dail Eireann and the outbreak of the Irish War of Independence of 1919-21.
It will trace the rise to prominence of de Valera, Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, the Treaty negotiations of 1921, the Treaty split and the bitter Civil War of 1922-23. The impact of these events on Ulster and partition will be considered.