Anglo-Irish Treaty and Civil War
Our next meeting will feature and evening focused on the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 which granted the island of Ireland partial independence from Great Britain and which led to Ireland’s bloody Civil War.
The topic will be the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 which granted the island of Ireland partial independence from Great Britain and which led to Ireland’s bloody Civil War.
The speaker will be Professor Richard Walsh, a professor of history at Long Island University, C.W. Post. He is a graduate of Notre Dame. Professor Walsh holds dual citizenship from Ireland and America, his family base being Mitchelstown and Fermoy in County Cork. Professor Walsh has written nine books and is now writing number ten.
Professor Walsh will describe what aspects of the Treaty led to the acrimonious debate in the Dail. The audience will learn how the vote on the Treaty created the slippery slope to the Irish civil war which tore the country apart between January and June 1922. Our speaker will describe the aftermath and long-term consequences of the Treaty. Those attending the meeting will find the evening well spent with a scholarly historian speaking about an important topic from Irish history.
Join us on Wednesday, November 10th at the Garden City Casino - please note the venue change. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and is free and open to the public. Maximum attendance is 40, so arrive early to make sure you get a spot!