Lecture: ‘The irish revolution …is it alive?’

Lecture: ‘The irish revolution …is it alive?’

Come and join us on May 6 at 7 p.m. for a lecture by our special guest,  Dr Anthony Rosato.

Easter 2016 was the 100th anniversary of the Irish Rebellion against the English occupation of Ireland and was led by a group of revolutionaries, many of whom were executed by the British forces after they had surrendered. It was a momentous time in Irish history which led to the war of independence, the establishment of an Irish Free-State and the partition of the country with the British maintaining control over the six North Western counties. The British failure to maintain equal rights for the Roman Catholic minority in the six counties led to the conflict which ensued throughout the 1960s – 1990s and resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. Today there is a peace settlement and the various political parties are pursuing a constitutional route. And yet in Dublin there is political chaos as the the Irish parliament struggles to form a government. The Irish revolution ….is it alive?’

The participation is free. Prior registration required.



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