Autumn Lecture Series 2021
Lecture No. 6
‘Loaded with dynamite: Ireland and a world on fire' by Dr Brian Hanley
‘The Incorporated Law Society of Ireland 1922-1923’
by John Garahy
'How long shall we be able to remain here': Major General Oliver Nugent in Cavan, 1922.
by Nick Perry
Major-General Oliver Nugent, of Mountnugent, County Cavan, led an important role in the formation and training of the UVF in Cavan, and led the Ulster Division on the Western Front from 1915-18. Nugent returned to Cavan and an Ireland convulsed by revolution and civil war. In this talk, Nick Perry discusses Oliver Nugent, and his life in Cavan following the formation of the Irish Free State.
‘Introduction to the Military Archives, its history and collections relating to Cavan and Monaghan during the Decade of Centenaries'
by Commandant Daniel Ayiotis, Officer-in-Charge, The Military Archives
'In this country it does not pay to be loyal': Cavan Protestants and partition
by Dr Daniel Purcell
In this talk, Dr Daniel Purcell examines the many different ways that loyalists in Cavan attempted to resist independence by asserting their position in a wider Ulster Unionist movement. It then goes on to look at how they adapted to live in the Free State after their 'betrayal' by six county Unionists.
‘The will of the people today: Cavan and the Anglo Irish Treaty’ by Dr Mel Farrell
'The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed on 6 December 1921. This Treaty led to a split in the Nationalist camp, leading eventually to Civil War. This talk discussed how the signing was received in Cavan and the county's contribution to the debates for and against the ratification of that Treaty'.
by Dr Mel Farrell