Rebels, Radicals, Royalists & Loyalists Irish History Course

Venue:  Gortalowry House, 94 Church Street, Cookstown, BT80 8HX

This course consists of 6 workshops (7 – 9pm) and 2 study visits. Participants will examine the following events and their impact on the Island of Ireland.

Monday 9th October 2017 - Catholic Emancipation and Home Rule
Monday 16th October 2017 - Crises and Volunteers (Redmond and Carson)
Monday 23rd October 2017 - Blood Sacrifice: Easter Rising and WW1 - The Somme
Monday 30th October 2017 - War of Independence and Partition
Monday 6th November 2017 - Irish Civil War and Civil Strife in Northern Ireland
Monday 13th November 2017 - "The Troubles" and Course Evaluation

Saturday 28th October – Study Visit 1 - This is a 1 day visit to Ulster Museum, St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast and The Somme Heritage Museum.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017 – Study Visit 2 - Dublin - This is an overnight residential which includes visits to Glasnevin Cemetery, Arbour Hill Cemetery, the Memorial Gardens at Island Bridge, the National Museum at Collins Barracks and the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square.

There is a fee of £30 for the course payable on the first night. (*lunches on residential will be paid for by participants, breakfast and evening meal will be paid for by the programme).

Please note spaces are limited on this programme and a waiting list will operate should the programme become oversubscribed.
There are three eligibility criteria that all participants must meet:
1.  They must be actively involved in their community so that they can share the learning.
2.  They must be able to attend all workshops and the study visits (except for illness which is unforeseeable).

3. They must be willing to share twin accommodation on residential.
The course is organised by Charmain Jones, Community Relations Officer for Rural Community Network and Marion Jamison, Community Relations Officer, REACT Armagh, funded by the Community Relations Council and delivered by Martin Snoddon from Northern Spring.
Anyone interested in participating in the course should contact Charmain on 028 8676 6670 or email giving their expression of interest and confirming that they meet the eligibility criteria.