Talks

Talks

As part of the History Series ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21’, a number of talks will take place throughout the year. A range of speakers from historical and social fields will offer insight, discourse and dialogue on the past 100 years of our borough and beyond.

All events will be available online.

Talks

The History Series: Sir John Lavery, Lady Lavery and the Lavery Collection
Thursday 21 October 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council’s series of historical talks continues to shed light on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21,’

In this Volume, Dr Sinéad McCoole will present ‘Sir John Lavery, Lady Lavery and the Lavery Collection: A Pictorial Record of the Creation of Two Irish States 1916-30’

The History Series: Noisy beasts and strong knickers: Cross border smuggling in mid twentieth-century Ireland by Peter Leary
Thursday 4 November 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

Peter Leary will deliver an illustrated talk drawn from the content of his book Unapproved Routes.  Inspired from a dissertation undertaken at Magee College, Leary’s continued interest in the subject has subsequently led him to writing this book as part of his PhD.

Booking details to follow.

The History Series: From the King’s Speech to the Treaty
Thursday 18 November 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

For our penultimate talk, Dr Éamon Phoenix will give a talk entitled ‘From the King’s Speech to the Treaty: Northern Ireland and the Treaty Negotiations, 1921’.

The History Series: Crossing the Border by Mark Kennedy
Thursday 2 December 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

A retired curator at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra, Mark will take a look at how people dealt with the border, particularly with regard to issues involving transport of people and goods across it.

Booking details to follow.

The History Series: The People of Northern Ireland
Thursday 16 December 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

To close Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council’s series of historical talks on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21,’ historian and broadcaster, Dr Éamon Phoenix will chair a special panel discussion exploring the different peoples & cultures that have made up the population of Northern Ireland over the past 100 years.

PAST TALKS

Partition and the Creation of Northern Ireland 1910-22
20 May 2021

To open our series of engaging Historical Talks on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21’, historian and broadcaster, Dr Éamon Phoenix will deliver a special Zoom lecture in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen on Partition and the Creation of Northern Ireland 1910-22.

This will use historic newsreel footage and State papers to explore the key events and personalities of the decade leading to the opening of the Northern Ireland Parliament in June 1921.

Belfast Violence and Border Troubles: the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-22
17 June 2021

In the second lecture, historian and author of a new book on the Northern Ireland state, Dr Alan Parkinson will speak on the political and security background to the birth-pangs of Northern Ireland, the IRA campaign and the formation of the Ulster Special Constabulary.

Edward Carson, James Craig, the Home Rule Crisis and the Creation of Northern Ireland 1912-22
19 August 2021

For the third of Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council’s fascinating series of historical talks on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1919-21′ Dr Russell Rees will discuss Edward Carson, James Craig, The Home Rule Crisis and the Creation of Northern Ireland 1912-22’. Dr Russell Rees is a political historian and author. A former Head of History at Omagh Academy, he is the author of ‘Ireland 1905-25’ and ‘The Labour Government and Northern Ireland 1945-51’

Joseph Devlin, Northern Nationalism and the Partition of Ireland 1912-22′
16 September 2021

For the fourth of Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council’s series of historical talks on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21,’ historian and broadcaster, Dr Éamon Phoenix will discuss Joseph Devlin, Northern Nationalism and the Partition of Ireland 1912-22.

Birth of the Border by Cormac Moore
Thursday 7 October 2021 | 7.30pm 

Cormac Moore has published widely on Irish history during this talk he will be exploring the impact of partition on Ireland, drawing on themes such as, education, economics, and infrastructure.