At the beginning of the First World War there was very little support for an Irish Republic. Ireland had been promised Home Rule and it seemed almost certain that as soon as the conflict ended the centuries old aspiration of self-government would at last come about. By the time the war ended in 1918 however, Home Rule and the nationalists who supported it had completely lost the trust and support of the Irish People.
The Easter Rising had in Yeats’ words meant that ‘all had changed, changed utterly’; a terrible beauty had indeed been born. Pat Murphy of the Nottingham Irish Studies Group will trace the history of this transformation, which changed the course of Irish history.
Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.
Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
1916 and beyond is a series of four events to commemorate the anniversary of the 1916 Rising and is held in association with Nottingham Irish Studies Group and Nottingham St Patrick’s Day Committee.