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Dublin - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

The War of Independence: ‘four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict?

category dublin | history and heritage | event notice author Sunday January 08, 2012 23:35author by Edward S Moody - The Historians Report this post to the editors

DEBATE - Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 - National Library of Ireland - 7pm

History Ireland Editor Tommy Graham will chair a Hedge School debate

National Library of Ireland (Dawson Street). 11 January 2012, 7pm

The War of Independence: ‘four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict?
with David Fitzpatrick (TCD), John M. Regan (Dundee), Eve Morrison (TCD) and John Borgonovo (UCC)
Latest History Ireland - Jan-Feb 2012 - John Regan's view
Latest History Ireland - Jan-Feb 2012 - John Regan's view

Further information on the participants:

JOHN BORGONOVO (http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/fullstory-135538-en.html):
History Ireland Book Review: Gerard Murphy, The Year of Disappearances
http://ucc-ie.academia.edu/JohnBorgonovo/Papers/476425/...ances

JOHN BORGONOVO:
The Guerrilla Infrastructure: IRA Special Services in the Cork No. 1 Brigade, 1917-1921
http://ucc-ie.academia.edu/JohnBorgonovo/Papers/477695/...-1921

JOHN REGAN (http://www.dundee.ac.uk/history/staff/regan/):
Irish public histories as an historiographical problem
http://dundee.academia.edu/johnregan/Papers/468861/Iris...oblem

JOHN REGAN:
The 'Irish revolution' as a historiographical problem
http://dundee.academia.edu/johnregan/Papers/468833/The_...oblem

(PLUS: The Two Histories, History Ireland, Jan-Feb 2012 - see attached graphics)

SEE ALSO
MEDA RYAN, The Kilmichael Ambush, 1920: Exploring the 'Provocative Chapters'
http://dundee.academia.edu/johnregan/Papers/713881/Meda...pters

DAVID FITZPATRICK (http://people.tcd.ie/dftzptrk):
History In A Hurry
http://www.drb.ie/more_details/11-03-17/History_In_A_Hu....aspx

RESPONSE:
Distorting Irish History Two, the road from Dunmanway: Peter Hart’s treatment of the 1922 ‘April killings’ in West Cork
http://gcd.academia.edu/NiallMeehan/Papers/618347/Disto..._Cork)

EVE WILLIAMSON: Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminars
http://www.tcd.ie/history/research/irish-history-semina...s.php

ANOTHER VIEW:
Distorting Irish History [One], the stubborn facts of Kilmichael: Peter Hart and Irish Historiography
http://gcd.academia.edu/NiallMeehan/Papers/322984/Disto...raphy
ALSO:
Reply to Jeffrey Dudgeon on Peter Hart
http://gcd.academia.edu/NiallMeehan/Papers/1133971/Repl..._Hart
Troubled History - a tenth anniversary Critique of Peter Hart's 'The IRA and its Enemies'
http://gcd.academia.edu/NiallMeehan/Books/75341/Trouble...emies

Related Link: http://www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx?article=1a69f981-49c7-4c91-b511-53d26be99e6b

In the early 1970s FSL Lyons (TCD) warned Irish historians about getting embroiled in propaganda
In the early 1970s FSL Lyons (TCD) warned Irish historians about getting embroiled in propaganda

Roy Foster is most associated with the 'revisionist' current in irish history - he accuses republicans of being 'sectarian'
Roy Foster is most associated with the 'revisionist' current in irish history - he accuses republicans of being 'sectarian'

Peter Hart was criticised for suppressing evidence that undermined his claim that IRA leader Tom Barry was a liar and that killings in April 1922 were sectarian
Peter Hart was criticised for suppressing evidence that undermined his claim that IRA leader Tom Barry was a liar and that killings in April 1922 were sectarian

Brian Hanley on the dangers of one-sided history - CLICK letter to read it - in latest History Ireland
Brian Hanley on the dangers of one-sided history - CLICK letter to read it - in latest History Ireland

author by Graphic Alypublication date Sun Jan 08, 2012 23:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

CLICK on graphics to read them better

author by Edaward S Mooody - The Historianspublication date Sun Jan 08, 2012 23:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Could FSL Lyons Graphic above be changed for this one?

In the early 1970s FSL Lyons (TCD) warned Irish historians about getting embroiled in propaganda
In the early 1970s FSL Lyons (TCD) warned Irish historians about getting embroiled in propaganda

author by John Blackwellpublication date Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I note that Professor Regan, like all our British-based so-called historians sees fit to describe the IRA as 'terrorists' and lavish prise on FSL Lyons, a Unionist apologist. Typical.

author by Whopublication date Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Where did Regan do that? What unionism was Lyons an apologist for?

author by Captain Kellypublication date Fri Jan 13, 2012 22:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Regan used the term 'terrorists' to describe the IRA in History Ireland. FSL Lyons was provost of Trinity College Dublin. He is regarded as the founder of revisionism in the history profession. Unionists dominated Trinity politics in his era and he was one.

author by C.S. Parnellpublication date Wed Feb 01, 2012 17:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Video upload, History Ireland Hedge School, 'The War of Independence: ‘four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict?,'
Recorded 11 January 2012 at the National Library

Regan was the best of the lot.

Related Link: http://www.historyireland.com/hedge/
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