“A Nation Once Again”: Ireland's Road to Independence, 1169-1999

Presenter: Mary C. Kelly

Centuries of rebellion and political turmoil make up Ireland’s long campaign for nationhood. Since the 1100s, ancient Irish folk traditions and monastic settlements preserved Gaelic culture through a succession of Viking, Norman and British colonization waves. This presentation explores a storied history of struggle from the Gaelic chieftains to the Ireland of today, using contemporary texts and colorful illustrations depicting centuries of leadership, military confrontation, and political transition. From Strongbow to the IRA, and from Wolfe Tone’s United Irishmen to the tense drama of the 1916 Rising, we encounter the key players, contending traditions, and political forces that finally made Ireland “A Nation Once Again.” 

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Event Details


Saturday, August 31, 2024 10:00am


Harrisville Public Library
7 Canal Street
Harrisville NH 03450

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Harrisville Public Library

Contact Info:

Harrisville Public Library, 603-827-2918