All > Decade of Centenaries Autumn Lecture Series

Published on:13 Oct 2021

Cavan County Council's Decade of Centenaries programme continues this week with "'In this country it does not pay to be loyal': Cavan Protestants and partition" by Dr Daniel Purcell. This is the second of six lectures which will run every Thursday at 7.30pm until 18th November. All lectures will be available online on our Events page, on www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries and on facebook.com/CavanLibrary.

Lecture No.2 

'In this country it does not pay to be loyal': Cavan Protestants and partition

by Dr Daniel Purcell

In this talk, Dr Daniel Purcell examines the many different ways that loyalists in Cavan attempted to resist independence by asserting their position in a wider Ulster Unionist movement. It then goes on to look at how they adapted to live in the Free State after their 'betrayal' by six county Unionists.


Lecture No.1 

‘The will of the people today: Cavan and the Anglo Irish Treaty’ by Dr Mel Farrell 

'The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed on 6 December 1921. This Treaty led to a split in the Nationalist camp, leading eventually to Civil War. This  talk discussed how the signing was received in Cavan and the county's contribution to the debates for and against the ratification of that Treaty'.  


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