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On the Edge: Ireland’s off-shore islands, a modern history
18 October @ 6:30 pm
SORRY – BOOKED OUT
Historian Diarmuid Ferriter discusses his new book On The Edge – Ireland’s off-shore islands: a modern history. Followed by Q&A.
By documenting the island experiences and the social, cultural and political reaction to them over the last 100 years, On the Edge, published by Profile Books, examines why this exodus has happened,and the gulf between the rhetoric that elevated island life and the reality of the political hostility towards them.It uncovers, though state and private archives, personal memoirs, newspaper coverage, and the author’s personal travels, the realities behind the “dreadful rocks”, and the significance of the experiences of, and reactions to, those who were and remain, literally, on the very edge of European civilisation.