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Easter Week Repeats Itself: The Battle For Dublin June-July 1922
October 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The Library in the Community service will host a talk by historian and author Liz Gillis titled Easter Week Repeats Itself: The Battle For Dublin June-July 1922.
On the morning of the 28th June 1922, Dubliners woke to the sound of the National Army shelling the Four Courts, Headquarters of the anti-Treaty IRA Executive. Three days later, the garrison surrendered – the Four Courts lay in ruins, the Public Records Office was destroyed. Historian in Residence SDCC will discuss the opening battle (for the capital city) of the Irish Civil War. It was eight days of a war that lasted eleven months but which affected this country for generations.
Historian and author Liz Gillis is from the Liberties. She is the author of six books about the Irish Revolution including, ‘The Fall of Dublin’, ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’ and ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’ and ‘May 25: The Burning of the Custom House 1921’. Liz has worked as a researcher on numerous publications, television and radio documentaries covering the period. Liz is the Historian in Residence for Dublin South County Council for the Decade of Centenaries. She also works as a Researcher for the History Show on RTE Radio and lectures at Champlain College Dublin. Liz was a Historical Consultant for the new Custom House Visitor Centre and was a Curatorial Assistant in RTE, specialising in researching the Easter Rising and a tour guide for many years in Kilmainham Gaol. In 2018 Liz was a recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Award for her contribution to history.