Spring Lecture Series 2015
Glasnevin Trust & Trinity College Dublin
'Becoming revolutionary: The year before 1916'
Eunan O'Halpin (TCD)
'General Maxwell: Maker of martyrs'
This lecture will discuss the career and role of Sir John 'Conky' Maxwell, the British general sent to Dublin to deal with the Rising and its aftermath in Ireland. It will also explore the extent of Maxwell's responsibility for the series of executions of rebel leaders, and the long-term consequences of those killings for both Ireland and Britain.
Who were the Irish revolutionaries and how did they become involved in a cycle of events that would culminate in the rebellion of 1916? What were they doing in 1915? This series of lectures digs deeper than the rebel leaders, interrogating the lives of some of the not-so-famous revolutionaries, their thoughts, their hopes.
Eunan O'Halpin is Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin, and author of 'The Decline of the Union: British government in Ireland, 1892-1920' and other works. In October 2001 his great-uncle Kevin Barry was reinterred in Glasnevin Cemetery.
Thursday 5th March at 7pm, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.
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