The Revolutionary Decade and the Catholic Church in Ireland, (1912-1923)
A series of lectures by Gabriel Doherty, UCC School of History
Next talk: 6pm February 1, 2016 at UCC, in the Boole I Lecture Theatre
To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Chaplaincy in UCC is hosting of a series of lectures on the subject of ‘The Revolutionary Decade and the Catholic Church in Ireland’ (1912-1923).
The talks, which will be delivered by Gabriel Doherty of the School of History, will take place over three successive weeks from January 25, 2016. The lectures continue on February 1st and 8th for approximately one hour in duration (starting at 6pm) and taking place in the Boole I lecture theatre. Following each lecture there will be an opportunity to meet and discuss the subject over tea and biscuits in the chaplaincy.
Among the subjects to be addressed in the course of the lectures are the church’s engagement with the home rule crisis of 1912-14; its attitude towards the question of female suffrage; its role during the Dublin Lockout of 1913; the range of its response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of the First World War; the Church and the 1916 Rising; and its position on the wide variety of issues created by the campaign for independence 1919-21, the partition of Ireland in 1920-21, and the Civil War of 1922-23.