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Lecture: “The start of the Irish Revolution” by Jim O’Hara

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22nd May

Spring Lecture Series

THE DECADE OF CENTENARIES: IRELAND IN 1919

Tonights Lecture

The start of the Irish Revolution”

by Jim O’Hara

Starts 7pm

Tickets £5

 

The  1916 Easter Rising is traditionally regarded as the seminal event in modern Irish history. However, 1919 is perhaps a more accurate date for the effective beginning of the Irish Revolution. In this lecture Jim O’Hara traces how, following their success in the previous month’s general election, Sinn Fein members who refused to take their seats at Westminster in founded Dáil Éireann, the first parliament of the Irish Republic In January 1919. At the same time the first shots of the Irish War of Independence resulted in the deaths of two RIC policemen in Co Tipperary. Both events meant that politics in Ireland had been changed for ever.

Jim O’Hara was founder and former Director of Irish Studies at St Mary’s University College and is Chair of Hammersmith Irish Cultural Centre.

Details

Date:
22nd May
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith, W6 9DT United Kingdom

Organiser

Irish Cultural Centre
Phone:
020 85638232
Website:
irishculturalcentre.co.uk