A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event on Saturday, 14th September 2019

History Ireland Hedge School

The War of Independence in Co Clare

David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish Life 1913-1921: provincial experience of war and revolution (1977) reassessed.

Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis at 2pm to 3.15pm

Clare County Library presents a History Ireland Hedge School, a lively round-table discussion featuring some well-known historians. The theme of this event arose from the untimely passing of Prof David Fitzpatrick (TCD) earlier this year. This provides an opportunity to reassess his ground-breaking 1977 local study of Co Clare which was to become the template for many similar local studies of the War of Independence. How does it measure up to the intervening 42 years of scholarship, in particular the release of primary sources such as the Bureau of Military History and the Military Service Pensions Collection?

To discuss this and related matters join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham and Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc, Eve Morrison, Cécile Gordon and Tomás Mac Con Mara for a lively debate on the subject.

This initiative is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.

Free event but capacity will be limited. Contact the library for more information on (065) 6899082.