The history of modern Ireland.

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society(TICS) will be showing the acclaimed RTE documentary “Seven Ages: the Story of the Irish State” starting on Thursday 19th April 2018 from 4.30pm to 6pm in the Irish Centre, Gallowgate NE1 4SG.

The series is generally regarded as a unique source of evidence for the dramatic events that shaped Ireland in the twentieth century. This is largely because of the original archive of film to which the producers had access and the contributions of so many of the major players on that stage including De Valera, Liam Cosgrave, Sean Lemass, Garett FitzGerald, Mary Robinson as well as a raft of distinguished historians.

All showings start at 4.30pm in the Gallowgate Room accessed by the lift to floor two. Each last about 50 minutes allowing enough time for questions and discussions afterwards. Tony Corcoran and staff from local universities will host the series. The fee for the seven sessions is £10 or you can pay £2 for the odd one. Please phone Barbara Flynn on 0191 2610385 if you have queries or need any help or to have the fee waived.

19th April  1- 1921 The birth of the new Irish State: the end of 700 years of occupation?

26th April  NO EVENT

3rd May 2- Depression and the Rise of Fianna Fail

10th May 3- The Forties: Neutrality and Censorship

17th May 4 – The Fifties: Make or Break decade.

24th May 5 – The modernisation of Ireland

31st May 6 – The Seventies: Terror, Tension and Transformation

7th June  7 – Haughey and FitzGerald: Great Adversaries of the Eighties.