History Ireland Hedge School: History of partition from the 1920 Government of Ireland Act to Brexit

Platform: Podcast (available from 5pm on Friday 9 April)

While the constitutional outcomes of the revolutionary period have evolved over time, one has remained constant over the past century—partition. This discussion will focus on its effects over the following century, up to and including the uncertainly caused by Brexit and growing calls for a border poll on Irish unity. Tune in to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Paul Bew, Brian Hanley, Martin Mansergh, and Margaret O’Callaghan.

This Hedge School supported by the National Library and will be available as a podcast at the following links:

History podcast channel
 and here or wherever you get your podcasts.
All Hedge Schools and podcasts are also available through the Decade of Centenaries website


Paul Bew is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Brian Hanley is Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin.
Martin Mansergh is a former special advisor to the Irish government on Northern Ireland.
Margaret O’Callaghan lectures in Irish History at Queen’s University, Belfast.

About History Ireland Hedge Schools
The History Ireland Hedge Schools, developed by Tommy Graham, is a public history format making high-quality research accessible to a general audience—the individual Hedge Schools are lively, unfettered debates on a range of historical topics.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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