Sir Edward Carson by John Lavery

The Home Rule Crisis (The Irish Revolution Lecture 2)

The lecture series covers a tumultuous period in Irish history and examines the interaction of different groups (in particular unionists, moderate and radical nationalists, and the British), the causes and impact of events (such as the Home Rule Crisis, the Easter Rising, and the Treaty), and patterns of continuity and discontinuity in the period spanning the First World War.

Professor Michael Laffan

The Irish Revolution was a module taught by renowned Irish historian Professor Michael Laffan in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin from the late 1970′s until his retirement in 2010. In association with the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and History Hub.ie all 10 of the lectures were recorded and are available to download via iTunes and also via the RSS feed (links are below).

Listen to Lecture 2 - The Home Rule Crisis.

Click here to listen to Lecture 3 – Arthur Griffith, Sinn Fein, the IRB and the lead up to the Easter Rising.

Image: Sir Edward Carson by John Lavery [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons