This one-day conference will examine the impact of the Irish Volunteer movement in Ulster in the revolutionary decade, 1913-23. It will consider the role of politics, principles, partition, personalities and divisions in the radicalisation of opinion and militarisation of the northern province. The personal accounts of first-hand witnesses at local level will be explored in detail, paying particular attention to the Fr Louis O Kane collection of interviews, in weighing up the historical legacy of this defining era after a century.
The ‘Reflections on the Revolution in Ulster: Irish Volunteers in the North, 1913-23’ event will comprise a number of talks arising from the Rev. Louis O Kane interviews with War of Independence veterans.
Demand for the conference is expected to be high, so please book early. If you have any queries about the conference or booking, please call 028-37522981 or 07826-328065, or reply to [email protected].
Either side of the conference, a series of outreach talks will be held to showcase the collection in and around the parishes once served by Rev. O Kane. The details are as follows:
- Tuesday 13 October 2015, 8.00 pm [next Tuesday] – at the Brantry BARD Centre (Eglish & Aghaloo area) – interviews with south and east Tyrone Volunteers
- Wednesday 3 February 2016 – at Ballyronan Marina Centre (Ardtrea – The Loup area) – south Derry and east Tyrone Volunteers
- Wednesday 17 February 2016 – at Whitecross GAA Hall (Loughgilly-Whitecross area) – south Armagh Volunteers
- Wednesday 9 March 2016 – at St Brigid’s Hall, Dunleer (near Togher parish) – Louth Volunteers.
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