The Promised Land: Imagining what Home Rule Ireland would have been like. Live Lecture on 18th November, 2021 – 1921 Centenary Lecture Series.

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

This live lecture looks at 1921 from the perspective of 1911.   Not so much a counter factual history; more a history nobody imagined…  James McConnel is an associate professor of history at Northumbria University. He is a historian of modern Ireland who specialises in Irish political history before and during the First World War. This […]

1921 Centenary Lecture. “Rejoicing at the peace” or “hearty cheers for the Irish Republic”: The Anglo-Irish Treaty and Irish nationalists in the North East of England.

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London on 6 December 1921 bringing to an end the Irish War of Independence. This talk will examine the response from the Irish nationalist community in the North East of England to the signing; a response that echoed the bitter division in Ireland. Dr Steve Shannon is the author […]

Diarmaid Ferriter: Ireland’s Favourite History Man

Professor Dairmaid Ferriter of University College Dublin will present his account of the civil war of 1922 - 23: "Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War Centenary". This will conclude our commemoration of the decade of historic centenaries, 1913 - 1923.    He is an esteemed historian, writer and broadcaster whose recent book on the Irish […]