- Written by Sean Murphy Sean Murphy
- Published: 27 October 2018 27 October 2018
Irish History Class
A four week course on the Easter Rising of 1916 will be presented
at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.
Wednesdays Nov 7, 14, 28, and Dec 5: 7:15 to 8:15
The Rebellion in 1916 drew attention to the long history of British injustice in Ireland. The executions following the Rebellion changed the political situation in Ireland forever. The Rebellion in 1916 drew attention to the long history of British injustice in Ireland. The executions following the Rebellion changed the political situation in Ireland forever.
The death of Thomas Ashe on hunger strike and the attempted conscription of Irish people were two of the main events post 1916. The Home Rule party became discredited. Sinn Fein then became the organization for those who wanted a free and independent Ireland.
The landslide election victory by Sinn Fein in December 1918 led to the formation in 1919 of the first Dail Eireann which approved a provisional constitution for an Irish Republic. The British refused to recognize the Irish Republic, took action against it, and the War of Independence began.
The failure of the post-war Conference to hear Irelands case, the suppression of Sinn Fein, the introduction of the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries by the British, escalated the war that lasted till July 1921.
All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Call 508-394-7100 to reserve a place