In the first decades of the twentieth century, Ireland saw an explosion of cultural activity. Those who took part in the Easter 1916 Rising, the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War were at the forefront of creating a new culture for Irish people. There was an explosion of interest in the Irish language, writing, drama, music and art. Irish historian and author Sinéad McCoole explores the role of Irish artists and culturally active women in the evolution of these artistic and cultural aspects of Irish heritage and political and social development.
Speaker(s): Irish Historian and Author Sinéad McCoole from County Mayo, Ireland
Date: October 27, 2010
Location: Cullen Hall
Length: 70 mins