Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth
June 12, 19, 26, and July 10: 7:15 to 8:15
Sinn Fein 190521

Sinn Fein was formed in 1905 by Arthur Griffith. The execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rebellion changed the political situation in Ireland forever. The Rebellion had drawn attention to the long history of British injustice in Ireland and had demonstrated that the cause of Irish freedom was not illusory.

In 1917 the death of Thomas Ashe from being force fed while on hunger strike and the attempted conscription of Irish people were two of the main events post 1916. The Home Rule party was by now discredited. Sinn Fein became the organization for those who wanted a free and independent Ireland.

The landslide victory by Sinn Fein in the general election of 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 and so the Irish War of Independence began in January 1919.

The course will include audio visual materials. All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class.


 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth

June 12, 19, 26, and July 10: 7:15 to 8:15
Call 508-394-7100 or go online at http://www.cultural-center.org        $75/$70  for members.