So hope for a great sea-change
On the far side of revenge.
Believe that a farther shore
Is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles
And cures and healing wells.
From The Cure at Troy
Since 2012, Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries has seen us examine and explore the series of seminal events that, politically and socially, shaped our island a century ago. From the introduction of the third Home Rule Bill and the Ulster Covenant in 1912, through the first World War and the Easter Rising of 1916, and onto the formation of the first Dáil and the onset of the War of Independence in 1919, we have marked crucial moments, recognising that the shared historical experiences of those years gave rise to very different narratives and memories.
Over the coming months, Ireland’s Embassy and Consulates across the United States will join with the American Conference for Irish Studies & Irish Studies programmes across many of this nation’s leading Universities to host a series of lectures and panels reflecting on the final – and perhaps most contested – years of this formative decade.
The Embassy of Ireland, Consulate General of Ireland Chicago and DePaul University Chicago are delighted to present the second panel in the "A Farther Shore" series, Reflections on the War of Independence 1919-1921
The event will be moderated by Mary McCain, Director of Irish Studies at DePaul University Chicago.
Ambassador Dan Mulhall, Embassy of Ireland Washington DC
Dr Mary McAuliffe, University College Dublin
Dr Tim McMahon, Marquette University
Dr Justin Dolan Stover, Idaho State University