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Shedding Light on the Past: 1920 – 1922

21 Sep 2021

07:00pm - 08:30pm


September 21


07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

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RCN Event

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Seven week online shared history series commencing Tuesday 21 September with a range of renowned speakers followed by Q & A.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with Rural Community Network, invite you to hear from eminent historians on this key period of our history.

Tuesday, 21 September: Dr Éamon Phoenix: ‘Ireland Divided: The Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-22’, in conjunction with Northern Ireland Digital Screen Archive

Tuesday 28 September: Professor Diarmaid Ferriter: ‘Sinn Fein and the Ulster Question 1918-22’

Tuesday 5 October 2021: Dr Russell Rees: ‘Edward Carson, Architect of Northern Ireland?’

Tuesday 12 October 2021: Dr Margaret Ward: ‘Nationalist and Unionist Women and the Birth of Northern Ireland’

Tuesday 19 October 2021: Dr Alan Parkinson: ‘Belfast Violence and Border Troubles 1920-22’

Tuesday 26 October 2021: Dr Sinead McCoole: ‘Sir John and Lady Lavery and the Lavery Collection: A Portrait of Partition’

Tuesday 2 November 2021: Dr Éamon Phoenix: ‘Churchill’s ‘Dreary Steeples 1918-22’



Dr Éamon Phoenix is a political historian and broadcaster and a member of the Taoiseach’s Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations.

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College, Dublin and the author of eleven books on Irish history.

Dr Russell Rees is a political historian, former history teacher and author of ‘Ireland 1905-25’ .

Dr Margaret Ward is a lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, and the author of several books on women and the Irish Revolution.

Dr Alan Parkinson is former Senior Lecturer in Southbank University, London. He is also an author and his most recent book is ‘A Difficult Birth: The Early Years of Northern Ireland 1921-25’.

Dr Sinéad McCoole is a professional historian who has curated exhibitions on Irish History and Art in Ireland and the USA. She is the author of a biography of Lady Hazel Lavery and advised the Irish Government on the ‘Ireland 1916 Centenary programme’