Ireland’s Global Revolution?

To what extent should the Irish revolution of 1919-23 be understood as part of a global—as well as national—story? Fearghal McGarry, a professor at Queen’s University Belfast, will give a talk on Sept. 12 that examines how the Easter Rising has come to be remembered in more pluralistic terms during the “Decade of Centenaries” and explores the implications of this commemorative shift in terms of understanding Ireland’s post-war experiences. An expert in 20th century Irish history, McGarry is the author of the books, The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916; The Abbey Rebels of 1916, and Eoin O’Duffy: A Self-Made Hero, as well as many book chapters and articles. The lecture, which begins at 4:15 p.m., will held in Devlin Hall, room 101. Sponsor: Center for Irish Programs.

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