Tipperary Museum is delighted to present its 8th Annual Lecture Series from October 2020 - April 2021. The focus of this year’s series is on The War of Independence in Ireland, with particular reference to Tipperary. As we remember the events of 100 years ago that led to Irish Independence, this series will look at local, national and international events and their context. The impact and legacy of key events with particular resonance to Tipperary such as Bloody Sunday, the disappearance of Thomas Kirby and the capture and execution of D.I Gilbert Potter will be discussed.
- Saturday 3rd October 2020
- Speaker: Gabriel Doherty
- Title: The British Cabinet and Ireland, 1918-21: the original documents.
Synopsis: This talk will provide an overview of the policies pursued by the British Cabinet towards Ireland during the period from the General Election of December 1918 through to the truce in the War of Independence in the Summer of 1921. It will make use of the original minutes and memoranda utilised by the Cabinet during that period.
Biography: Gabriel Doherty is a College Lecturer in the School of History, University College Cork, with a research specialism in the field of the 'revolutionary decade' in modern Irish history, 1912-23. He is the co-ordinator of the on-going programme of events within the School of History in UCC to mark the successive centenaries of that decade. He is also a member of the academic Advisory Group to the Irish Government on policy towards the 'decade of centenaries.'
Images by: Seán Keating, Men of the South, 1921-22, oil on canvas, 127 x 203.4 cm. Collection Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. © the artist's estate / IVARO