View the links to the talks below
Fingal Libraries Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Fingal Libraries , this year’s festival is taking place from 25th of September to 2nd of October online.
The talks were filmed in the wonderful setting of the Chapel in Swords Castle and made available to view on this page and on Youtube
The theme of this year’s festival is The Truce, Partition & The Treaty
You can view the talks at these links:
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY - DAVID O CONNOR - MUSIC AND SINGING
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY - CORMAC MOORE 'BIRTH OF THE BORDER THE IMPACT OF PARTITION IN IRELAND'
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISYORY DECLAN BRADY 'FROM WAR TO PEACE THE YEAR 1921 IN FINGAL'
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY: BRIAN GALLAGHER - TAKING SIDES
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY - CATHAL BOLAND - DARK DAYS, HOMEWARD BOUND TO BETTER TIMES
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY LOU BOLAND 'EVERYDAY LIFE IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES'
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY BERNARD KELLY -THE IRISH ANTI VACCINATION MOVEMENT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY- BERNARD KELLY -THE TRUCE IN FINGAL JULY 1921
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY- BRIAN HANLEY - ENDGAME WAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND TRUCE
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY GARRY AHERN 'THE COASTGUARD AT MALAHIDE AND PORTMARNOCK 1822 1921
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY-SIOBHAN OSGOOD- BUILDING HISTORY - THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY OF IRELAND
FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY-JOHN DORNEY -THE IRISH PEACE PROCESS OF 1920 -1921
Cllr David O Connor (music & singing)
Selection of music and songs relating to the period 1919 – 1921 in Ireland performed by David O’Connor and Aidan Lawlor with Helen Lawlor on the harp. Songs will include “Shanagolden” and more.
View this talk online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMAZkuJ0T2I
Lou Boland - Everyday Life in Extraordinary Times
This talk will look at how we lived, learned and worked in Fingal in 1921.
View this talk online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyiOql07Luc
Brian Gallagher Taking Sides
The Civil War in Dublin is the backdrop against which Brian Gallagher’s characters live their lives, in his popular children’s novel, Taking Sides.
John Dorney - The Peace Process of 1920-1921.
View this talk online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1dlZfjQn6E
Brian Hanley - 'Endgame? War of Independence and Truce'
View this talk online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbRRnDIzonY
Siobhan Osgood - Building History: The Great Northern Railway of Ireland
Garry Ahearn - “The Coastguard at Malahide and Portmarnock, 1822-1921”.
Cormac Moore - Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland.
View this talk online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCM3pdmFJ0I
Declan Brady - "From war to peace: the year 1921 in Fingal".
View this talk online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wZa_loIAfY
Bernard Kelly (Historian in Residence Fingal County Council) The Truce in Fingal, July 1921
This talk will examine the events and personalities during the Truce in Fingal from July 1921.
View this talk online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ8f-mH7SSY
‘How can a week in jail for the father prevent the child getting smallpox?’ The Irish anti-vaccination movement in the revolutionary period.