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The Home Rule Party (The Irish Revolution Lecture 1)

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).

Click here to listen to Lecture 2 – The Home Rule Crisis.

Image: William Gladstone during a debate on Irish Home Rule in the House of Commons on 8 April 1886. Source: Illustrated London News. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.