The Handover of Dublin Castle: A Centenary Conference

On 16 January 1922 the Provisional Government took possession of Dublin Castle. This conference explores the significance of this moment. The conference, which is part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, will explore the immediate reactions, the expected consequences, and the implications of this dramatic shift in the centre of power. Speakers will consider the…

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Treaty Autograph book

The Jackie Clarke Collection recently shot a short film with Anula Productions and local actors to tell the story of the Treaty Autograph book – an item collected by Jackie Clarke. The autograph book contains over 130 signatures of those involved in the Treaty debates, from the delegates in London on December 6th through to those…

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Podcast: Brexit Republic – Bonus 1921 Treaty Episode

Ireland had its own very different withdrawal agreement with the UK in 1921 in the form of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Over the last five years, occasional comparisons have been made between that process and Brexit. Do they stand up? On the centenary of the Treaty, Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin & Dr John Gibney…

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The Oath of Allegiance

Divisions emerge within the Irish government as Collins and Griffith return to Dublin to regroup following an ultimatum from the British. The split that emerges at this key Cabinet meeting will eventually lead to civil war in Ireland. Listen to EPISODE 49: The Oath of Allegiance *here*

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Theatre and Treaty: Arthur Griffith’s Reputation as Impugned by W.B. Yeats and Frank Pakenham

Tuesday 9 November, 7pm Speaker: Professor Colum  Kenny,  Professor Emeritus  Dublin City University Join Professor Colum Kenny as he looks at the remarkable relationship between Arthur Griffith and W.B. Yeats, in the context of Griffith’s reputation. Platform: Zoom Book Here Founder of Sinn Féin, Chairman of the Treaty delegation and President of Dáil Éireann, Arthur Griffith was…

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Negotiations: New Perspectives and Appraisals of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921-2021

Negotiating the Negotiations: New Perspectives and Appraisals of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921-2021 University College Cork School of History. Registration *here* October 2021 marks the centenary of the Anglo-Irish Conference held in London which lasted from 11 October to 6 December 1921.  The negotiations produced the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which created the Irish Free State following its approval…

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