1641 Depositions, Wednesday, 9 November at 7pm


History Ireland Hedge School

1641 Depositions
Wednesday, 9 November at 7.00pm.

Four thousand witness accounts; 20,000 pages of sworn statements, made by survivors shortly after having experienced their terror. Bosnia? Rwanda? The Russian Front? Ireland, actually.

For centuries the 1641 Depositions lay hidden among the archives of Trinity College Dublin, almost illegible and worded in archaic language. Now, modern computer technology and on-line access to TCD’s history records have made them plain for all to see.

They were sworn statements made by survivors of alleged attacks by Catholic Irish rebels against Protestant settlers, particularly in Ulster, during the 1641 Rebellion. Where does the truth lie about the 1641 Depositions?

Discuss the 1641 Depositions with Mícheál Ó Siochrú, Jane Ohlmeyer, Eamon Darcy (Trinity College Dublin) and Patrick Fitzgerald (Ulster American Folk Park).

All welcome. Booking not required.

 
NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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