PARTITION: What did it do for us?

Seamus Farrell and Craig Barr
The Junction Community Relations and Peace Building

On the 23rd December 1920, the Government of Ireland Act was signed off by King George V and the Partition of Ireland became a legal reality. Much violence took place. Out of the violence two confessional states emerged from centuries of colonial domination and rule, and from centuries of political and religious sectarianism.

On 3rd May 1921 Northern Ireland officially came into existence. The Act of 1920 not only partitioned Ireland, it partitioned the Province of Ulster, Irish Unionism and Irish Nationalism. All of this had consequences and has left legacies, still experienced and felt to the present.

This programme will critically examine the road to Partition, the content of the Government of Ireland Act, and how it left two minority communities; northern Nationalists and southern Unionists, each beached on the wrong side of the border. The programme will also look at the Boundary Commission, tasked to make appropriate changes to the boundary or border between the two states.

The Road To Partition
Tuesday 23rd March At 7.30 – 9.00pm

State Security And State Religion
Tuesday 30th March At 7.30 – 9.00pm

The Partition Of Irish Unionism
Tuesday 6th April At 7.30 – 9.00pm

The Partition Of Irish Nationalism
Tuesday 13th April At 7.30 – 9.00pm

The Boundary Commission: An Exercise In Futility
Tuesday 20th April At 7.30 – 9.00pm

What Will We Do With The Future?
Tuesday 27th April At 7.30 – 9.00pm

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