Lecture series on history of radical social movements in Ireland sponsored by Occupy University, Dublin Community TV & the Ireland Institute


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5 Wednesdays in May 2012, a series of public lectures on radical social movements in Ireland, is being given at 6:30 pm in Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 each Wednesday in May.

The series is a partnership between Occupy University, DCTV and the Ireland Institute and each talk is being filmed live by DCTV.

The first two lectures by Patrick Bresnihan on hedge schools and Fin Dwyer on the land league respectively, are available on the DCTV’s 5Wednesdays page, and eventually all of the lectures will be archived there.

This Wednesday, the 16th, Dr. Emmet O’Connor will give a talk on syndicalism.

On Wednesday 23rd Conor Kostick will speak on soviets.

The final talk, on Wednesday 30th of May will be given by Mary Cullen who will discuss the first wave feminism.

The sessions are chaired by Professor Helena Sheehan.

All welcome.

See below an embedded version of Fin Dwyer’s lecture.

Fin Dwyer gives the second of the 5 Wednesdays talks. He looks at the Land League which, from 1879 to 1882 spurred on by An Gorta Beag in 1879 sounded the death knell for landlordism.


2 Responses

  1. Bairbre Kennedy

    May 25, 2012 10:37 am

    It’s not possible to go forward or back on Fin Dwyer’s lecture – the streaming doesn’t seem to be working properly. A very interesting talk though although I thought he underestimated the importance of the subdivision of the land around the time of the famine as a legitimate reason for the devastating effects of the potato blight.