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Fingal Festival of History 2021: The Truce, Partition & The Treaty

September 25, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Presented by Fingal Libraries.

Fingal Libraries Festival of History is
 an annual free festival, brought to you by Fingal Libraries. This year’s festival will take place from 25th of September to 2nd of October online.

The talks will be filmed in the wonderful setting of the Chapel in Swords Castle and made available to view on the Fingal Libraries’ website and on Fingal Libraries’ YouTube channel.

The theme of this year’s festival is: The Truce, Partition & The Treaty

Speakers include: 

  • Cllr David O Connor (music & singing)

Selection of music and songs relating to the period 1919 – 1921 in Ireland performed by David O’Connor and Aidan Lawlor with Helen Lawlor on the harp. Songs will include “Shanagolden” and more.

  • Brian Gallagher

Taking Sides – The Civil War in Dublin is the backdrop against which Brian Gallagher’s characters live their lives, in his popular children’s novel, Taking Sides.

  • John Dorney

The Peace Process of 1920-1921.

  • Brian Hanley

‘Endgame? War of Independence and Truce’

  • Siobhan Osgood

Building History: The Great Northern Railway of Ireland 

  • Garry Ahearn

“The Coastguard at Malahide and Portmarnock, 1822-1921”.

  • Cormac Moore

Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland.

  • Declan Brady

“From war to peace: the year 1921 in Fingal”.

  •  Bernard Kelly (Historian in Residence Fingal County Council)

The Truce in Fingal, July 1921
This talk will examine the events and personalities during the Truce in Fingal from July 1921.

‘How can a week in jail for the father prevent the child getting smallpox?’ The Irish anti-vaccination movement in the revolutionary period.

Download the Brochure here: Fingal Festival of History 2021


September 25, 2021
October 2, 2021
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