Lecture 14th March, 2016

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John Redmond and the Third Home Rule Bill 1912-1916
Mr. Dermot Meleady

John Redmond Irish Home Rule PartyWith the current saturation coverage of the 1916 centenary commemorations, one could be forgiven for thinking that modern Irish history began only with the rebellion 100 years ago. The great democratic and material advances in the lives of the Irish people before 1916, and the fact that a measure of self-government had already been signed into law and awaited implementation at the end of the Great War, are often forgotten.  This lecture will bring that lost potential back to life, detailing how a 40-year peaceful struggle for Home Rule was derailed by the events of 1914-18.

Dermot Meleady is a Dubliner, a former teacher who spent 12 years researching and writing his two-volume biography of John Redmond: ‘Redmond: the Parnellite’ (2008) and ‘John Redmond: the National Leader’ (2013).

Monday, 14 March 2016 @ 8PM at the Harbour Hotel. Dock Road, Galway