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A Divided Island in the Roaring Twenties

15 Feb 2022

07:00pm - 08:00pm


February 15


07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Event Category:

RCN Event

Partition and Two Irish States 1920-30

Tuesday 15th February- 7pm (via zoom)

This illustrated talk will focus on the ‘Roaring Twenties’ on the troubled island of Ireland. Beginning with the War of Independence, it will trace the partition of Ireland and the establishment of two Irish states by 1922. Key events examined are the passage of the Government of Ireland Act (1920); the formation of the Ulster Special Constabulary; the eruption of sectarian violence in Ulster; the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations of 1921; the Irish Civil War of 1922-23 and the fate of the Northern Nationalists and Southern Unionists after partition.

The period also saw violence and population movements, North and South, and the emergence of the Irish border which was not finally confirmed until 1925.

Dr Éamon Phoenix is a political historian, author and broadcaster. He is member of the Irish Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries and was resident historian in the recent BBC podcast series, ‘The Year 1921’.

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