The propaganda war in the revolutionary decade

*The propaganda war in the revolutionary decade*

According to British Prime Minister David Lloyd George Irish nationalists were ‘natural

Image: Irish-American women protest in Washington DC, 1920.

How accurate was this description?

How did they breach what Arthur Griffith called
the ‘paper wall’ of British news coverage?

How important was the new medium of film?

And what was the role of women as both the disseminators and objects of propaganda?

To address these and other questions join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Ciara Chambers,
Darragh Gannon, Maurice Walsh and Margaret Ward.

History Ireland:



This Hedge School is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and
Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.

Ciara Chambers, Head of Screen Media at University College Cork.
Darragh Gannon, Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow at Queen’s University, Belfast and
commissioning editor of The Split: from Treaty to Civil War 1921-23, the fourth of History Ireland’s
special supplements tracking the ‘decade of centenaries’.
Maurice Walsh, lectures in History at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.
Margaret Ward, Visiting Research Fellow in History at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Dr Edward Madigan of Royal Holloway University of London spoke at the recent West Cork Hist Fest on propaganda:

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