What was Home Rule? How did John Redmond’s Irish Parliamentary Party operate and how was it viewed throughout the country prior to 1916? How popular was Redmond’s decision to call on Irishmen to fight in World War I?
These questions, and many others like them, will be discussed during a one day workshop on current research on the Irish Parliamentary Party, held as part of NUI Galway’s commemorative programme for the Decade of Centenaries.
This workshop will feature speakers outlining their own particular research focus and its aims, as well as commenting on perceived opportunities and/or challenges to researching the Irish Parliamentary Party in the build up to the centenary of the Rising.
Confirmed speakers to date include: Elaine Callinan (Carlow College/Trinity College Dublin ); Dr Mary Harris (NUI Galway ); Tony King (NUI Galway ); Dr Pat McCarthy (author of Waterford: the Irish Revolution ); Dr Conor McNamara (1916 Scholar in Residence, NUI Galway ); Martin O’Donoghue (NUI Galway ); John O’Donovan (University College Cork ); Dr Ciarán Wallace (Trinity College Dublin ).
The event takes place on Friday September 4 between 10.30am and 5pm in room G010, the Hardiman Research Building. Email Martin O’Donoghue at [email protected] for further details.